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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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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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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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A new forestry and woodland strategy has been approved for Aberdeenshire.

New forestry and woodland strategy for Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire has a new forestry and woodland strategy following consultation and input from the public, the forestry industry and public agencies.

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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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New park project to save rare insects

A new project is being launched in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park to save six of Scotland’s rarest invertebrates.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Blooming marvellous Banchory rose garden project set to start

Blooming marvellous Banchory rose garden project set to start

Seeds are being sown for work to start on project to turn a rose garden in Banchory into a community sensory outdoor space.

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Council contractors bark up wrong tree five times over in Banchory wood

Council contractors bark up wrong tree five times over in Banchory wood

Careless contractors chopped down five protected 150-year-old Scots Pines in a woodland in Banchory instead of trimming dead branches off them.

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Westhill wildlife filmmaker launches crowdfunding campaign for wolf documentary

Westhill wildlife filmmaker launches crowdfunding campaign for wolf documentary

An award-winning wildlife filmmaker from Donside has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce a new documentary following an experimental human wolf pack in the Scottish Highlands.

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Aboyne woman evicted for persistently allowing her dogs to foul

Aboyne woman evicted for persistently allowing her dogs to foul

A woman from Aboyne has been evicted from her tenancy as a result of persistently allowing her dogs to foul in the common areas of the development she lived in and not cleaning up after her pets.

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Pictured are: Bill Aitken (BPA), Ranald McDonald (BPA), Thys Simpson (countryside ranger for Leys Estate), Ken Henderson (BPA) and Mie Reilly (BPA).

Trees planted along part of Deeside Way

Fifty trees have been planted along part of the Deeside Way.

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Certificate for services to gardening for Dunecht grower

Certificate for services to gardening for Dunecht grower

George Cumming, of Springhill Nurseries in Dunecht, was awarded with a certificate of merit from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for his services to horticulture and gardening in Scotland.

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Lambing season is underway. Picture: Wee Epics.

Dog owners reminded to be careful with pets around livestock

Every year the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) – as the outdoor access authority for the park – likes to gently remind residents and visitors to the area of their responsibilities while enjoying the great outdoors with four legged friends.

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Two historic trees at Crathes Castle have been affected by a harmful species of honey fungus and will be felled.

Historic giant conker trees at Crathes Castle to go

Two historic conker trees at Crathes Castle have been infected by a harmful fungus and will be chopped down at the start of next week.

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