Community bid to turn Scottish moor in to nature reserve

A small community in Scotland that launched a bid to bring 10,500 acres of land (about 5,600 football pitches) into community ownership so to create a nature reserve has raised around £3.1 million to date. The Langholm Initiative launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to purchase part of Langholm Moor from Buccleuch Estates, which would be the largest community buyout in the south of … Continue reading Community bid to turn Scottish moor in to nature reserve

UK’s first 100% electric intercity coach service from Edinburgh to Dundee to launch next month

The UK’s first all-electric coach service is set to run from next month, transporting passengers between Dundee and Edinburgh. The Scottish service, provided by startup Ember, will see two all-electric coaches make the 125-mile roundtrip on a single charge, with the journey set to take just over 90 minutes one way. Ember will start operating the route between Dundee and Edinburgh from 1 October with two … Continue reading UK’s first 100% electric intercity coach service from Edinburgh to Dundee to launch next month

Lines: Site-specific art installation in the Outer Hebrides provides visual reference of future sea level rise

Buildings and bridges in the remote town of Lochmaddy in the Outer Hebrides were recently adorned with searing white lines, lit up using sensors and LED lights, to show the impact of climate change and rising tides on the low-lying islands off the west coast of Scotland. Lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W) was created by Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho for Taigh … Continue reading Lines: Site-specific art installation in the Outer Hebrides provides visual reference of future sea level rise

Northwest Scotland hunt to save one of UK’s rarest bumblebees, the Great Yellow

Holidaymakers in northwest Scotland are being called upon to help bring back the Great Yellow bumblebee from the brink of extinction by identifying some of the last locations of one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees. The Bumblebee Conservation wants people to hunt for the rare Great Yellow bumblebee in 28 specific grid references between June and September, at sites ranging from Tiree, the Uists, Harris and … Continue reading Northwest Scotland hunt to save one of UK’s rarest bumblebees, the Great Yellow

Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Our Green Future is a week of daily activities for children to learn all about sustainability and eco-friendly living. Coinciding with half-term, the events take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 14-19 October. Children and parents can learn about wildlife conservation, renewable energy and recycling. Our Green Future Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Sustainable Stays: Knoydart House, Knoydart, Scotland

Scotland boasts some of the most wonderful landscape the world has to offer. It also has some of the most remote places to visit and stay. Knoydart House is an eco haven located in a tranquil, remote part of Scotland. Overlooking Loch Nevis, this exemplar of Scottish sustainable luxury is located in the Northwest Scottish Highlands, and is only accessible via a passenger ferry. That’s just a … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Knoydart House, Knoydart, Scotland

Dragons of Drummohr: Dragons take centre stage for augmented reality theatre experience

Dragons take centre stage at Drummohr House and the grounds near Musselburgh in Scotland, when the mighty magical beings put in an appearance for the Dragons of Drummohr augmented reality theatre experience. Visitors to the Dragon Matrix theatre matrix are invited to join the Dragon Protection League in protecting dragons, who are being hunted by evil, ruthless, power-hungry beings. Running from 10-29 October, this new … Continue reading Dragons of Drummohr: Dragons take centre stage for augmented reality theatre experience

National Unicorn Day: Honouring Scotland’s national animal

The unicorn, the magical being with its bountiful and zestful energy riding forth gracefully with its magical horn, is being honoured in Scotland on 9 April. Scotland, whose national animal is the unicorn, has marked 9 April as National Unicorn Day. Unicorns are steeped in wisdom, grace, purity, innocence, strength and mystical healing power. The ancient mythical lore of the unicorn speaks of how being touched … Continue reading National Unicorn Day: Honouring Scotland’s national animal

Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland

Have a mesmerising trip in the Scottish Highlands with a stay at Eagle Brae. Eagle Brae is a village of self-catering log cabins set among the wildest glens, highest mountains and largest locks of the northern Scottish highlands. Eagle Brae’s eco-chic log cabins – made from red cedar logs from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, Canada – are entirely powered by renewables. The open-plan … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland

Grass Roots Remedies: Sustainable community healthcare in Scotland

Herbalism is the oldest form of medicine known and in its belief that “herbal medicine is the medicine of the people, and should be accessible to everyone”, the Edinburgh-based Grass Roots Remedies have created a low cost herbal clinic and run courses so people can practice herbalism at home, whilst promoting ecologically responsible herbalism. Set up with the aim to give back to the Earth that … Continue reading Grass Roots Remedies: Sustainable community healthcare in Scotland