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September 2023

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Project Conference 

On the 6th September the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative held its first ever Project Conference to mark and celebrate the end of the first phase (2017-2023) of the project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and…

August 2023


Our summer newsletter is out now with all the latest news from the SISI project.

Read all about plant control highlights from spring and summer, the latest news from our…


The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative is a finalist for Scottish Land & Estate's Enhancing Our Environment through Land Management Award

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative is a finalist for the…

August 2023

Check out our new blog by PhD student Albert!

Albert Bonet Bigata is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen studying invasive non-native species and their impact on native wildlife. His project is investigating the control of American mink and how this can allow…

July 2023

Haley Bouma from STV News recently met with Project Officer Mirella, her mink detection dog Bonnie and volunteer Jon to speak about our American mink control project.

American mink have a devastating effect on native wildlife. They are an invasive non-native mammal in…

July 2023

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for our work tackling invasive non-native species across river catchments in northern Scotland.

The project was highly commended in the “Best Practice: Large-scale Nature…