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Cash for tourism welcomed

Cash for tourism welcomed

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed today’s (Friday) announcement that the Tourism Outer Hebrides 2020 project has been awarded more than £240,000 from the Rural Tourism Fund.

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Arctic tern (Sterna paradisadea) feeding a sandeel to its newly fledged chick. All images courtesy of Scottish Natural Heritage

Birds flock back to mink-free Hebrides

Terns, waders, divers and ducks are ‘flocking back’ to their native Outer Hebrides, following the success of a complex and challenging 17-year programme to eradicate the American mink and its devastating effect on native wildlife.

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Red Deer and Rainbow by Cliff Reddick

Managing the Mammals of the Outer Hebrides

The release of a new publication of the mammals of Great Britain has brought mammals to the forefront of many people’s minds. Although the Western Isles are dominated by bird life, we do have mammals present on the long island which play their role in many different ways.

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