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New barnacle goose scheme opens in the Hebrides

26 August 2019

Applications are now open for a new £60,000 barnacle goose management scheme in North Uist, Coll and Tiree, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.
The scheme will compensate farmers who allow Greenland barnacle geese to graze undisturbed in protected areas of the islands, so they will cause less damage elsewhere.

For more info go to https://www.nature.scot/new-barnacle-goose-scheme-opens-hebrides
Interactive guided walk
From Grenitote exploring Udal peninsula.
New Ferry Delayed

The new Uig to Lochmaddy / Tarbert ferry
is now not expected to enter service until early 2021
Fish Bonanza
Approx 2000 Rainbow trout escape/released from fish farm in Lewis loch.
Tick Project

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors in Scotland? Fed up picking ticks off you/your children/your dogs…..?????

There is currently a project underway between SRUC and the University of Edinburgh, looking at predicting the risk of tick bites and Lyme Disease.The project is looking for volunteers to record ticks on people (
not animals), and submit them via an app or website. It is fairly quick and straightforward to do, and the project is looking to recruit as many volunteers as possible to help.
Further details are available at the weblink below:

https://epidemiology.sruc.ac.uk/projects/lyme_disease_risk