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News & Events

News & Events

News and Events

We hope you enjoy reading more about what's happening with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative.

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We will post news and events information on this page so you can see what is about to and what has been happening.

January 2019

We've launched our new monthly ‘Wildlife Watcher’ feature, which will showcase some of the wonderful wildlife seen around Scotland’s rivers and burns.

We've been using wildlife cameras at riverside locations to help detect the presence of the invasive non-native American mink, which are...

December 2018

Our first Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Newsletter is out now! 

You can read it here

Make sure you don't miss out on future editions by signing up to receive...

November 2018

We were delighted to be featured on BBC Scotland's flagship countryside programme Landward in November 2018. Dougie Vipond joined the team down on the banks of the River Spey to discuss the use of technology - drones - in the battle against invasive plant species. 

Watch a clip of the...

Sunday 25th November, 10am-12noon
Loch na Croic - near Tarvie

Discover the fascinating salmon trap and hatchery operation run by the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Board and Trust, learn about why it is in place, see wild Atlantic salmon close up and hear about their...

October 2018

Monday 22nd October, 7pm
Cannich Village Hall, Beauly (Nr Inverness)

Are you interested in your local river environment?
Would you like to get involved in helping to protect and conserve these environments and gain new skills and qualifications?

If so...

August 18

The Spey Fisheries Board and the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative have located hidden patches of the invasive non-native Giant hogweed and Japanese Knotweed plants, thanks to a high-tech drone flying over the River Spey.

The comprehensive aerial photography survey of the lower stretch...