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Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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This amazing photograph was taken in Galloway Forest Park by Jesse Beaman of Stargazing Scotland.

Dark sky conference set to be out of this world

Preparations for Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference in the heart of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are well underway, with top speakers booked to promote the preservation of dark skies across the world.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Councillors Ian Fitzsimmons, Alec Clark and Julie Dettbarn with the adult learners

Some fairy magic for Girvan

There is a magical feeling in Girvan at the moment thanks to adult learners from Girvan Opportunities.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Giant hogweed

Caution urged as invasive weed takes hold

National trade body The Property Care Association is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold this summer.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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David Johnstone Chairman of Scottish Land and Estates (left) presents the WES award to the Marquess of Ailsa, Cassillis Estate

Wildlife management award for Ayrshire’s Cassillis Estate

Cassillis Estate in Ayrshire is one of eight Scottish farms and estates to have been awarded prestigious international accreditation to recognise their ongoing work in wildlife management and conservation.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Girvan beach.

Better water quality ratings for beaches

Maidens and Culzean beaches have received ‘good’ EU water quality ratings this year while Girvan is rated as ‘sufficient’.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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L-R: Luke Fisher (Jura Consultants); Gillian Lockyer (Studio 42 Design); Colin Love (South Ayrshire Council); Mark Fletcher (Chair, Maybole Community Council)

Maybole to unlock lottery millions

Residents and business owners in Maybole have joined together to show their support for ambitious £6 million plans to transform the town centre.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Reports have emerged that wolves may now be reintroduced ton the wild.

Rewilding of wolves plan causes concern

As reports emerge to suggest the rewilding debate is widening to include wolves, the National Sheep Association is raising serious concerns.

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