Tag Archives: Brodick

Non-native Species

The grounds of the estate host many exotics in amongst the natives. And for a few days this week, there were two more than usual to be spotted wandering paths, admiring views and sticking noses into mosses; basically turning up … Continue reading

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Recipes for Dyeing

Rangers, Gardeners and Estate Workers, have all been intrigued by

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The residency is nominally 8 weeks duration, but split into blocks will likely last 8 months end to end. I wanted to start during the tourist season, to see how the Estate operates

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Scotland and the Russian Doll

4 days after arriving on Arran I left again – briefly – to attend the conference: Imagining Natural Scotland. The first speaker Colin Tudge warned of the dangers of

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Wild land or ‘A’ road

Third day in finds me exploring further afield, my intention is to climb above the tree-line

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“…pine woods have a strange habit of wandering…”

I love that sentence from Sara Maitland’s “Gossip from the Forest”. Her explanation is that you cannot coppice or pollard Scots pines. Cut they are killed, they will not regenerate on their old roots and the seeds tend not to … Continue reading

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