The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

Each year since it was founded in 1992, Scottish Natural Heritage has organised or jointly organised a conference which has focused on a particular aspect of Scotland's natural heritage. The papers read at the conferences, after a process of refereeing and editing, have been brought together as individual books. The titles featured here are published within this series.

The Changing Nature of Scotland: Edited by Susan J. Marrs, Simon Foster, Catriona Hendrie,
Edward C. Mackey, Des B. A. Thompson

The environmental challenges ahead have never been more acute. Pitted against a backdrop of rapidly changing land-use, climate change and economic challenges, we need the best evidence available to underpin the way we care for nature....more

Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century: Edited by  John M. Baxter and Colin A. Galbraith.

This is the latest book in the excellent Natural Heritage of Scotland series from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The book contains the papers read at SNH's conference on the subject and provides the reader with valuable, high quality, up-to-date information and research, interspersed with ...more

Energy and the Natural Heritage

This new Scottish Natural Heritage publication, 'Energy and the Natural Heritage', tackles some of the most talked about issues in modern day society. Containing the information from the 2004 conference, this publication looks closely at the impacts that energy use and generation have on our wildlife and landscapes. ...more

Farming, Forestry and the Natural Heritage: Towards a More Integrated Future: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

The influence of farming and forestry on Scotland's landscapes is seen as increasingly important, and new access rights have been put in place by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Although these changes bring uncertainty and ...more

Mountains of Northern Europe: Conservation, Management, People and Nature: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

This publication contains the proceedings of an international conference, held in Pitlochry, Scotland in November 2002, to mark the United Nations (UN) International Year of Mountains 2002. The conference participants discussed the state ...more

Birds Of Prey In A Changing Environment: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

Birds of prey are among the most fascinating and exciting of animals to observe and study. As predators they are at the heart of some of the most contentious conservation issues of the day. The book reflects this interest, and presents substantial new data drawn from ...more

The State of Scotland's Environment and Natural Heritage: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

In September 2001, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency held a conference to examine the present state, trends and future prospects for increasing sustainable solutions to environmental problems. This is an account of the discussions and findings. ...more

Enjoyment and Understanding of the Natural Heritage: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

This publication is based on the proceedings of the Scottish Natural Heritage Conference 2000, which looked at the research into open-air recreation that has developed from the pioneering work of Joy Tivy and Terry Coppock. In discussing the balance of rights and responsibilities, which is central to the recent legislation ...more

Earth Science and the Natural Heritage: Interactions and Integrated Management: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

Scotland has a diverse heritage of rocks, fossils, landforms and soils. This publication addresses the value of that heritage and the broader links with ecosystems and landscapes. It emphasises the practical value of the earth ...more

Landscape Character: Perspectives on Management and Change: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

Landscape was the focus of the seventh annual conference of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), held in 1998 in conjunction with the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI). The conference developed a focus on landscape character from many points of view including land use: the chemical and biological ...more

Scotland's Living Coastline: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

This publication, 'Scotland's Living Coastline', is based on papers from the 1997 Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) annual conference....more

Freshwater Quality: Defining the Indefinable?: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

This publication, 'Freshwater Quality: Defining the Indefinable?', is based on a conference organised by the Research Advisory Services Directorate of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)....more

Soils, Sustainability and the Natural Heritage: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series

This publication, 'Soils, Sustainability and the Natural Heritage', is based on the proceedings of the third annual conference of the Research and Advisory Services Directorate of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), held in Ayr (Scotland) in August 1994....more