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Scientists, land managers and industry officials joined forces in EdinburghÂ this monthÂ as a Commission of Inquiry investigates the steps needed to repair our important peatbogs, such as those inÂ Midlothian,Â and return them to a state where they remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as peat.
Young people between 18 â€“ 24 years old are being given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience helping to protect and conserve Scotlandâ€™s environment, thanks to the Scottish Wildlife Trustâ€™s (SWT) leading participation in the UK Governmentâ€™s new Future Jobs Fund.
Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch together form a haven for many forms of wildlife in the heart of Edinburgh. Home to a number of notable bird species including water rail, great crested grebe and tufted duck, mute swan and mallard breed here as well as sedge warblers. A large number of wildfowl also winter here.
A new kids club being set up this month is set to send Edinburghâ€™s youngsters wild. Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) are launching a new Wildlife Watch club for north Edinburgh.
One of Britainâ€™s largest bat species, the noctule bat, has made its first ever appearance in a Scottish bat box recently, sparking fears that global warming is now affecting Scottish wildlife. The first confirmed sighting of the noctule bat roosting in Scotland has been recorded on Scottish Wildlife Trustâ€™s (SWT) Roslin Glen reserve in Midlothian