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NTS Rangers visit Knapdale

Last week 42 Rangers and Managers (and two dogs) from the National Trust for Scotland arrived at Barnluasgan to find out about the Scottish Beaver Trial.  Every year they have a conference and chose a different destination in Scotland where they can all … Continue reading

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Devon’s River Otter beaver update

In late March this year the Devon Wildlife Trust re-released five Eurasian beavers on the River Otter after trapping them for health screenings. This marked the beginning of England’s first wild beaver monitoring project, researching how the re-introduction of the beaver will … Continue reading

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Official Reports on Scottish Beavers

In May 2008, the Scottish Government gave permission to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust for a scientifically monitored, trial reintroduction of Eurasian beavers to Knapdale Forest in mid-Argyll. However, there were some conditions, including the … Continue reading

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Summer guided walks

Our summer guided walks are going well, with people enjoying a walk through Knapdale forest and learing about the beavers and the habitat they create. We have been very lucky on recent walks with some great beaver sightings too!  Come along and join … Continue reading

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Nina and the Neurons

The Scottish Beaver Trial can now add ‘Nina and the Neurons’ to the list of television programmes that have come to Knapdale to film in the Trial area and see the effects the beavers have on the natural environment.   … Continue reading

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Student volunteer Rhona reports on her work experience with the Beaver Trial

I had a fantastic time working with Oly from the Beaver trial. I am studying for my HNC in Countryside Management and I wanted to do my work experience with them to learn, understand get an insight of the development of the … Continue reading

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Beavers are a boost to wildlife tourism in Argyll.

Along with many other tourism business owners in the area who have benefitted from the Scottish Beaver Trial being located in the Knapdale Forest, I am keen to hear whether the Scottish Government will approve the continuation of the reintroduction … Continue reading

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Environment Ministers visits the Trial site.

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod has visited the Scottish Beaver Trial for the first time since taking up the post last year to learn more about the project ahead of a decision on … Continue reading

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Spring Field Sign Searches

During the last two weeks of March, the Scottish beaver trial field staff and volunteers have been busy doing a sweep of the trial area checking for fresh beaver field signs and any notable beaver impacts.   We ventured out … Continue reading

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Bruce Reaches the Summit

Delegates at the Argyll and Isles Tourism Cooperative Summit had a surprise visitor during their day spent at the splendid Ardgartan Hotel. Bruce, Argyll’s famous representative for the Scottish Beaver Trial, took centre stage during the participants lunchtime photo shoot. … Continue reading

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