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Woods under threat near Nethybridge in winter

The Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group

The objects of the group is   to stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of Badenoch & Strathspey;  to encourage active conservation of the area through wise use; to encourage high standards of planning and architecture in harmony with the environment.

Registered as a Scottish Charity SC003846.

Recent Additions To The Site:

Rare Dog Lichen 'Peltgera Britannica' confirmed at Davall development site in Kingussie
General Election Environmental Hustings Report & Photo Fri 16 Apr 2010 - Event photo & report
Mike Robb Quote
Securing our environment alongside securing the recovery must be vital priorities...
Danny Alexander Quote
Climate change is the biggest long-term challenge that we face...
General Election Environmental Hustings 7.30pm Fri 16 Apr 2010 Talla nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie

Illustrated Talk: Butterflies & magical moths of the Mossie 7.30pm Thu 8 Apr 2010 Inverallan Church Hall, Grantown-on-Spey
Mossie decision welcomed by BSCG 6 Mar 2010
MSP's Damming Cairngorm Funicular Audit Published
4 Mar 2010

Welcome findings by Scottish Government Reporters - major changes recommended. - 19 Dec 2009
New BSCG Twitter
Follow us on twitter for news and updates. 9 Nov 2009

BSCG call to audit committee following funicular review 24 Oct 2009
Illustrated Talk: Highland Tiger - Saving the Scottish Wildcat 7.30pm Wed 4th Nov 2009 Nethybridge Church Hall
Age Of Stupid now showing
- 22 Mar 2009 BSCG

Rare ladybird found at homes site - 16 Feb 2009 BBC News story on BSCG
Talk: 'Caring for our Rivers' - Kincraig Community Hall, Saturday 7th February at 9.30AM

Andrena marginata
Developers bugged by discovery of rare insects at housing sites
photo: Andrena marginata. 18 January 2009

Crested Tits at Carrbridge with link to BBC News story 28 May 2008
Squirrel Talk & Walk Carrbridge 5pm & 6.30pm Thu 22 May 2008 Carrbridge Village Hall (poster pdf)
Talk: ‘Water Voles and Mink’ 7.30pm Tue 13 May 2008 Talla nan Ros, Kingussie
Turning a Blind Eye letter from Roy Turnbull, 2 April 2008
Talk: ‘Water Voles and Mink’ 7.30pm Thur 21st February 2008 Nethybridge Church Hall
Talk 'Putting Aspen on the Map in Strathspey’ 7.30pm Tue 5th February 2008 in Talla nan Ros, Kingussie (poster pdf)
Talk: 'Strathspey a Special Place for Invertebrates' 7.45pm Tue 29th January 2008
Talk 'Putting Aspen on the Map in Strathspey' a great success 28th November 2007
BSCG Backs the Initiative for Scottish Invertebrates
- 14th November 2007
Talk 'Putting Aspen on the Map in Strathspey
’ 7.45pm Tuesday 20th November 2007 Nethybridge Church Hall

Poor hydrological Survey will not do at the complex and sensitive Carrbridge site on 12 October 2007
Field Gentian under threat at Carrbridge
on 10 October 2007
Developer's Misleading comments about rare orchid at Carrbridge
on 10 October 2007
Carrbridge Proposed Housing Dev - Conservation Report PDF
on 10 October 2007
The pinewood orchid Creeping Lady's-tresses Goodyera repens in flower on the site threatened by proposals for 117 houses, Carrbridge on August 2007
Climate Chaos meeting
on 7 December 2006
Reintroducing the Lynx talk in Kingussie
on 28 March 2006
Reintroducing the Lynx talk
on 11 Jan 2006
Woodland destruction letters in The Scotsman 9 Jan 2006
Stables Appeal Dismissed 15 Dec 2005
Local MSP Mary Scanlon asks questions on Native Woodland
14 Dec 2005
New Web Domain www.bscg.org.uk 16 Aug 2005
Planning Message to Parliament 11 Aug 2005
Unacceptable Behaviour by Cairngorms National Park Board Member
11 Aug 2005
Buglife speaks up for the giant panda of Carrbridge 10 August 2005

Milltown Wood Press Release 17 Nov 2004
Corrections needed to National Park Consultation Document
Topical Comments by BSCG Chairman and others on Cairngorms National Park Authority
Red Squirrel Week Sept 2004
Fairer Planning Rules

BSCG member's School Wood letter published in RSPB 'Birds' magazine

Criticism of choice of new National Park Chief Executive

Scottish Wildcat and Red Squirrel facing Extinction

Report Into Controversial Deer Cull Due Next Month

BSCG welcomes Red Squirrel feedback from the Public

Alien Invaders

Local Authorities and Scottish Natural Heritage criticised in report for allowing environmental damage.

Illegal Grey Squirrel Release

Minister Declares War on Wildlife Criminals

Red Squirrels Threatened by Housing

Call For Sackings on Cairngorm

BSCG Backs People of Carrbridge as New Park Planning Row Erupts

BSCG Snaring Debate  

Australian Invader

Purchase a signed copy  of Stuart Rae and Adam Watson's Magnificent Book

 The Cairngorms of Scotland         

Price 10    (plus p&p if you cannot collect in person)     A  percentage of the profit will go to BSCG

There are two ways of obtaining the book:

1.  In Person.   If you are in the Nethy Bridge or Boat of Garten area you can collect your copy in person and save yourself the postage.   Please phone Tessa Jones  on 01479 821491 in Nethy Bridge to make arrangements. 

2..  By Mail Order          Click here for a printable order form.

Planning Issues

Fairer Planning Rules
Letter in the press from a BSCG spokesperson on the Cambusmore and Glenmore factor

Letter on the proposed dry ski slope at Glenmore

Cairngorms National Park

Corrections needed to National Park Consultation Document

Topical Comments by BSCG Chairman and others on Cairngorms National Park Authority

Criticism of choice of new National Park Chief Executive

BSCG Contribute to National Park Planning Debate October 2003

BSCG Backs the People of Carrbridge as New Park Planning Row Erupts

Confusion over National Park Board Membership

Letter On Cairngorms National Park 

Cut New Holiday Homes - "Herald" 29 April 2003

Article in the Scotsman 29 January 2003

Dr Adam Watson's Letter in the Scotsman 30th December 2002

BSCG Questions Rhoda Grant

Park Strife - Sunday Times article 15 November 2002

John Ross Articles in the Scotsman and the Herald on 13th December 2002

North East Mountain Trust Resolution 10th December 2002

Dr Adam Watson's Letter in the Scotsman 7th December 2002

Dr Adam Watson's Letter in the Press and Journal 7th December 2002

Highland Council is Unfit to Exercise Planning Powers

Bill McDermott's letter in the Scotsman 5th December 2002 

Dr Adam Watson's letter in the Scotsman 3rd December 2002

Bill McDermott's letter in the Scotsman 2nd December 2002

Stern Reactions to the Designation Order, November 2002

National Park Boundary Press Release 11 Oct 02

Letter to the the local paper in November 2002

BSCG letter in the local paper 26 September 2002

Funicular

Funicular's First Year Is Nothing To Be Proud Of

Cairngorm Track Row

Gus Jones asks Peter Peacock to Come Clean

WOODLAND

Roots To The Summits
The Main Defects in Treatment of Woodland and Scrub in the Cairngorms Area (an article by Dr Adam Watson from the Roots To The Summits report)

School Wood, Nethy Bridge

BSCG member's School Wood letter published in RSPB 'Birds' magazine

European Commission Stands By School Wood

School Wood Article in the Sunday Times

Times Article 3 Feb 2003 announces encouraging news

BSCG letter to the local paper 2nd December 2002

Roy Turnbull's Letter to the Scotsman 30 November 2002

Questions in high places, November 2002

School Wood, Nethy Bridge,  Press Release 30th September 2002

School Wood - Email to local paper 4th March 2002

Deshar Wood, Boat of Garten

Letter from Gill Nisbet to the local press 16 September 2002

Proposed Housing Development at Boat of Garten

 

Farming 

Successful GM Crops Meeting 

BSCG Letter to SERAD

BSCG Farming Press Release 2nd December 2002

Orchid Success Story

Biodiversity 

Orchid Success Story

Yet more delays to Beaver Re-introduction    

BSCG Welcomes the New Local Biodiversity Action Plan

 

SPECIES

Red Deer

Report Into Controversial Deer Cull Due Next Month

Red Squirrels

Views on Conservation issues 4 Aug 2005
Red Squirrel Week September 2004

Scottish Wildcat and Red Squirrel facing Extinction

BSCG  welcomes Red Squirrel feedback from the public

Illegal Grey Squirrel Release

Press Release 23 Feb 04  -  Plan to Address Threats to Red Squirrels

Red Squirrels Threatened by Housing

SNH Red Squirrel Strategy 2004

Capercaillie

Saving the Capercaillie    

Scottish Wildcat

Scottish Wildcat and Red Squirrel facing Extinction

DEBATES

Snaring

The BSCG Snaring Debate

Minister Declares War on Wildlife Criminals

Miscellaneous Observations Announcements and Press Releases 

Alien Invaders

Local Authorities and Scottish Natural Heritage criticised in report for allowing environmental damage.

Sheildaig Hydro Scheme - BSCG Praise Councillor Dunlop 

BSCG  backs the long overdue Nature Conservation Bill

2003 Voting Results

Composting Press Release 24 March 2002 

Sustainable Development Press Release 3 March 2002

Letter to Parliament 

 

 

 

 

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