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June 2024

Our latest newsletter is out now!

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

In this edition:

  • Giant hogweed season
  • News from our rivers
  • Mink project update - capture count and 'smart traps'
  • Welcome to…
May 2024

New Blog Alert!

This year for invasive species week we are taking a look at all the different people and organisations that contribute to the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. Check out our latest blog to find out more:…

May 2024






We were delighted to welcome Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, on her visit to the River Don in May. Ms Dunbar visited the River Dee Trust and spoke with them about sea trout and giant hogweed in the local area.

April 2024

Scottish wildlife needs saving – could you be the next ‘super-volunteer’?

We have two exciting new opportunities available for existing and new volunteers! PhD student Albert Bonet Bigata is researching American mink and their impact on native wildlife in Scotland. He's looking for to…

February 2024

New blog alert!

Many river catchments in the SISI project area have sites with expansive infestations of invasive plants which are difficult to tackle using standard methods. In the Findhorn, Lossie and Spey catchments our local Project Officers have been trialing a new method of…

January 2024

Our latest blog is out now!

In August 2023 a group of volunteers from the NatureScot office in Inverness joined us for a day of balsam bashing on the banks of the river Beauly. Liz Colmer writes about their volunteering day in…


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