A rare mountain-top forest being planted in the Highlands will be the largest of its kind in Scotland and could provide new homes for iconic species such as the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare, according to conservationists.
When the use of steam power on Britain’s railways ended in 1968, the notion of heritage rail was unknown. No one foresaw the huge role that heritage railways would come to play in Britain’s railway scene today.
Since the Second World War, when tens of thousands of females worked on the land milking cows, harvesting crops and labouring, women have played a crucial part in the success of our agricultural industry. But why has it gone unnoticed for so long?
The body charged with protecting Edinburgh’s world heritage status has raised fears that a new tourism industry blueprint pledging to provide better protection for its historic environment and greater scrutiny of new developments will be “toothless” and nothing more than a “paper exercise.”
The Scottish artist Peter Howson, who is best known for his haunting images of the war in Bosnia, has created a new work depicting a mass genocide which claimed the lives of more than 8000 men and boys.