Irresponsible Journalism

Recently, I had the misfortune of coming across a poorly informed, shockingly ignorant and frankly irresponsible piece of writing. More disappointingly, it was penned by a Scottish ecologist and published in a national newspaper. I felt that I should write something to address some of the¬†points and claims made by its author. The article focussed … Continue reading Irresponsible Journalism


Doing Something About Marine Litter

I've been visiting my Aberdeen harbour patch for a couple of years now and it's never been the tidiest. Despite being one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Perhaps its location next to a relatively low income neighbourhood has something to do with it. Maybe the local waste collection services are inadequate, leading … Continue reading Doing Something About Marine Litter

Writing for Butterflies

Recently I was asked to write a short article for the national Butterfly Conservation website which was quite exciting! They wanted me to share my experience of being the organisation's first official youth engagement officer. You may remember I talked about this in a previous post. I really hope that lots of other branches will … Continue reading Writing for Butterflies

Butterfly Conservation Scotland

I hadn't planned on blogging about Butterfly Conservation this week, but when i noticed their January promotion I couldn't help it. All this month, BC are offering a years free membership which would normally cost ¬£30. So there's still time to sign up! Don't be put off by having to put your card details in … Continue reading Butterfly Conservation Scotland