All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Scotland’

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Guest Blog For Summit Clothing


A few weeks ago the folks at Summit Clothing asked for my opinion on a couple of interesting conservation and sustainability issues.

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Fieldwork in the Scottish Highlands


It’s remarkably easy to sit in a centrally heated office, cosily hatching plans through the Winter.

Distances look shorter, methods seem simpler and the prospect of a summer of fieldwork in the hills sounds positively straight forward.

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Looking out for Dwarf Birch


Trees are often overlooked at the best of times, in favor of the more exciting and exotic wildlife that lives among them.

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A Week on the Hills


One of the subtleties of the Scottish landscape is that everything is described as a hill. I’ve spent the last week up there (in the rain) on a variety of those hills doing a final spot of fieldwork before Winter closes in and covers everything in a few feet of snow.

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The PhD Plunge


I’m heading North to start a new project on Scotland’s montane woodlands

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Sledges and the Countryside


Here in the UK we have huge sprawling cities, tens of millions of people and all the trappings of civilization. As such, I am hugely relieved that one can spend four days traveling, even with a car, and still regain that same sense of adventure that you might find half way around the world..

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The Scott Scholarship Sledge Pull [Reccy!]

I am writing from the banks of Loch Ness en route ever further North, to the very top of our Island. Come September, John O Groats will mark the starting point for one of the largest collaborative fundraising challenges the nation has ever seen.

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