Scotlandâ€™s young people can become healthier, happier, and more employable by taking part in environmental volunteering, according to the chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). An estimated 90,000 people take part in environmental or wildlife volunteering in Scotland each year.
Pupils at Wick High School have been regularly working with the local Highland Council countryside ranger at Newtonhill Croft Woodland over the last 6 months. The youngsters have been working in all weather conditions and have undertaken a wide range of tasks such as hedge cutting and tree planting.
The Caithness Countryside Volunteers ventured across to Mackay country this month to work on a ‘boggy’ project on the flows of Sutherland. The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland are a globally important habitat and the RSPB are currently undertaking work to restore some areas of former conifer plantation back to native bog.
Stanstill Farm in Caithness saw the start of the 51st Scottish Ploughing Championships. On what turned out to be a dry Saturday following heavy rain on Friday conditions seemed ideal for the competitions that went into full swing from the shire horses showing how it used to be done to the bigger modern ploughs and many in between.
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