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Our holiday newsletter - and last update of 2022 - is out now!

In this edition:

  • Holiday wishes from the SISI team
  • New year plans
  • 'Solutions to the Nature-Climate Crisis'…

As the UN Biodiversity COP15 edged towards closure in Montreal – hopefully making significant commitments to the 2030 framework for global and national action to halt the loss of biodiversity – we were taking part in a NatureScot event on Friday showcasing outstanding examples of work in…


Giant Hogweed Seedling Emergence

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative has been running a sheep grazing trial since 2019 to investigate how land managers can use grazing…


Our latest newsletter is out now and can be read here

In this edition: the end of another plant control season, final releases from our primary school filming project, a sneaky preview of progress at…


A little sneak peak of hogweed-munching sheep...

Our sheep grazing trial at Macduff ran again successfully this year - the sheep have been off site since September but our woolly warriors were hard at work over the summer months, munching away at giant hogweed!

You can see their…


Project Officer Karen met with Rachel Stewart from BBC Out of Doors last week to discuss all things giant hogweed - impacts on biodiversity, human health impacts and how sheep can be used to tackle infestations.

Rachel joined Karen at our trial site near Macduff in Aberdeenshire, where we…