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Greening Possilpark health and care centre

We helped create allotments and a place to exercise outdoors in an urban environment.

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Art and archaeology in Scotland’s woodlands

Scotland's woodlands are home to many treasured species and places – including many historic and archaeological features with an abundance of colourful, incredible and tragic stories to tell.

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Cattle conservation grazing project

Protecting and managing our iconic landscapes requires innovative thinking. We revived old forest management techniques to tackle a range of land use issues.

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Women in forestry

Forestry is traditionally thought of as a male dominated field, but now four of the senior roles in Scottish public sector forestry are held by women.

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Urban Makeover – from bus park to vibrant greenspace

How we've been transforming derelict land in the heart of Camlachie into a greenspace community park.

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Peatland restoration - a path more often travelled

How we're working to protect and restore blanket bogs and lowland raised bogs.

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Dementia pilot project success

We ran a Dementia pilot project to find out the impact of the outdoors on the health and well being of people with early stage dementia.

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The benefits of good water management in forests

We've worked with SEPA to create videos showcasing good practice water management in forests.

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First starter farm for the Highlands

New tenants have been given their keys to our eighth starter farm in Achnamoine in Caithness.

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