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Peter Cairns @PCairnsPhoto Cairngorms, Scotland

Freelance conservation photographer/videographer. Executive Director at SCOTLAND: The Big Picture @ScotlandTBP. Trustee at @treesforlifeuk. #Rewilding advocate.

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Joined Twitter 3/3/10


In May ‘19 beavers became a protected species in Scotland, but 87 were legally shot under licences the same year. O… https://t.co/5oUDPxMTHQ
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7/5
2020
There are critics of fitting satellite tags to birds of prey and to some degree, I’m one of them. I do recognise ho… https://t.co/JCgSaWBZr4Join David Hetherington, author of The Lynx and Us, to explore what it would be like to live with lynx. What does t… https://t.co/uW6b8mKdSs
7/3
2020
@weepapajim Suggest you contact WildLand if you want detail. @weepapajim Bird presently in post mortem. @ukeastcoast @BenGoldsmith Bird is presently in post mortem.There’s a nip in the air, the trees are golden, the dawn chorus replaced by the roaring of red deer stags, & quiet… https://t.co/jSkM4SPRjt
Retweeted by Peter CairnsWhat lies along the line... New film shines a light on the front line of the environmental movement in the UK. The… https://t.co/xivmzJ2vrWHave we learned our lesson? https://t.co/f15sO6HwQE
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7/2
2020
Some fantastic work going on at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Sutherland. Trees going in the ground, peatlands bei… https://t.co/Y1pMCJU5YSOur next #rewilding story, Making Beavers Mainstream, explores how a shift in policy is urgently needed to allow be… https://t.co/3Oxs58TpTf
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6/30
2020
Since 2003, the team at Alladale have been hard at work. They've planted close to a million trees, restored over 50… https://t.co/syCij7y2NZ
Retweeted by Peter CairnsWe're delighted that we're able to welcome guests back to Ballintean amid the splendour of the #Cairngorms (followi… https://t.co/puuFrHqndo
6/29
2020
@suebeesley This is not neglect, this is nurturing nature. Great work.For the love of god, don't buy plastic grass https://t.co/fg448gxlY8
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6/28
2020
@simon_r_tucker @SnowytheGryph @Grazzergdog @strathearnrose It’s a fair point and you’re right, I don’t know for su… https://t.co/Re5YvCA04nI've been filming hen harrier chicks having (very expensive) GPS transmitters fitted. It's a process that is hugely… https://t.co/nGka0VcIRI
6/27
2020
I'm relishing loading my car with every bit of rubbish I can find, driving up a distant glen to dump it, getting pi… https://t.co/FZrK1HJ6yC
6/26
2020
Listen to Peter Cairns, Scotland the Big Picture talking about bringing people into the big questions about rewildi… https://t.co/mZnrEwdKla
Retweeted by Peter Cairns @NespressoUK - just a quickie re-your TV ad...planting trees does not constitute “care for the ecosystem.” The key… https://t.co/NonJhXUf53
6/25
2020
Update: We are disappointed that the amendment, voted on by @ScotParl, has failed. Scottish Rewilding Alliance memb… https://t.co/zuD2EhdZ6l
Retweeted by Peter CairnsFrom Chainsaw to Chair - IKEA’s illegally sourced furniture https://t.co/mxF09vGCCY via @Channel4NewsAny young #Scottish talent out there? https://t.co/zTgAr3RdgIMinisters told to step up to the plate over Scotland's environment https://t.co/i3vDQRXnzR
6/23
2020
To mark the launch of @ScotlandTBP's 2021 Rewilding Escapes (https://t.co/3g9sluU9kC),there's a place up for grabs… https://t.co/JOCxuZg3BDIf you live in England, the National Tree Strategy could play a once-in-a-lifetime role in benefiting nature, clim… https://t.co/znylNSb90V
6/22
2020
All subscribers will now receive an ebook copy of The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest. There will be a free d… https://t.co/NefHeQL8z5
Retweeted by Peter CairnsI'm just editing the next Rewilding Story for @ScotlandTBP. It's written by @GordonEaglesham and it's about beavers… https://t.co/OOhkdp7xar
6/21
2020
The ethics of casual killing no doubt influenced mountain hares being legally protected this week. If that's true,… https://t.co/rkOVjvLSEM
6/20
2020
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a £2 million funding package to create community-led projects to h… https://t.co/d3sTZV3ncq
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6/19
2020
Some thoughts on the Scottish government’s decision yesterday to protect mountain hares and subsequent claims from… https://t.co/aVZusvHpf4
Retweeted by Peter Cairns @scotgov has voted to ban the mass culling of mountain hares. Beyond the hares, there are other beneficiaries of a… https://t.co/4rPwy6cKFM
6/18
2020
The topic of #lynx reintroduction comes to the surface every few months. Theres a lot of disinformation about this… https://t.co/g2GpzmfUaf
Retweeted by Peter CairnsThe beaver is the first (and only) native mammal to be reintroduced to Scotland, but already 20% of the population… https://t.co/Z0rzOqNq2o
6/17
2020
Absolutely brilliant news that the #Cairngorms #Capercaillie Project has received £2million of funding from… https://t.co/nR4Mhgmpzy
Retweeted by Peter CairnsJust for clarity...there's a very clumsy and ill-conceived tweet about wolves in the Highlands doing the rounds. I… https://t.co/hfSYwE38mE
6/16
2020
On Wednesday (17th) MSPs will be voting on an amendment to make mountain hares a protected species. 26,000 are sla… https://t.co/inhNMukYN7
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6/15
2020
There's still a week to win a holiday for £20! All donations of £20 until 22 June will be in the draw for a chance… https://t.co/JQCHqb0r4r
Retweeted by Peter CairnsAs Rothiemurchus Forest works it’s way up to the Lairig Ghru, is it too much to think that one day the trees could… https://t.co/UeKvWsOa9T
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6/14
2020
We have secured the first £1m grant towards making the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve a reality. We are left with a… https://t.co/BHTGGKmWq0
Retweeted by Peter CairnsNEW #rewilding retreat for 2021 - The Knoydart Peninsula on Scotland's west coast is one of the most remote corner… https://t.co/wUICzCbHKZ
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6/13
2020
There’s a word often used alongside beavers: damage. Well, if this tangled, complex array of trees and pools, with… https://t.co/piTFaiuFk9
6/12
2020
@SamOakesFilms @BBCSpringwatch Enjoyed that film Sam!🚨INTERNATIONAL LYNX DAY🚨 Unlike wolves & bears, the lynx is largely unknown to us. What do these secretive ambush h… https://t.co/vlWHcm2dB7
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6/11
2020
"As travellers, we must think harder about who and what we're spending our money on." Travel writer @HollyTuppen e… https://t.co/XyHnmR0XiX
6/10
2020
Alladale Wilderness Reserve is well into its rewilding journey having been acquired by Paul Lister in 2003. Since t… https://t.co/4qgIe8c8Yr
Retweeted by Peter CairnsYou’ve really got to hand it to them... #beaverbeliever https://t.co/M6TYT2huKt
6/9
2020
All you have to do is make a donation of £20 before 22 June. If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll have bagged yoursel… https://t.co/uEQgjNe1C1
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6/8
2020
Make sure you're signed up to our #ThinkLikeAMountain community, as our latest newsletter heads out to all subscrib… https://t.co/5aXHAN4jGb
Retweeted by Peter CairnsIn response to the 87 beavers killed under licence in 2019, The Scottish Rewilding Alliance this week has sent a le… https://t.co/OKaULEu18s
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6/7
2020
Erupting volcano cascading rivers of lava down a granite hillside? Or just pollen in a puddle? It’s been a long wee… https://t.co/fiRQPOlPDk
6/6
2020
@NatashaStrombe @cairngormsCEO @strathearnrose @FergusEwingMSP @MoorlandAssoc @heathertrust I've done a new tweet -… https://t.co/g6fkfCTZY8The persistent disappearance of young hen harriers continues to cause alarm. So where do harriers go after fledging… https://t.co/jC4QOrzIJC
6/5
2020
Visit one of Scotland's blanket bogs in the depths of winter & it would be easy to imagine these vast areas as deso… https://t.co/yrVHfi5eHC
Retweeted by Peter CairnsTo mark World Environment Day on June 5, @ClimateActionNE are hosting an online event featuring some really top spe… https://t.co/ShogpcpPbu
6/4
2020
We’re launching our 2021 programme of rewilding retreats next week! We've got some exciting trips planned & we'd lo… https://t.co/CWxURKiH3S
Retweeted by Peter Cairns @RussCheshire @AndrewHuyton @ASPaton @strathearnrose @FergusEwingMSP @nature_scot @SteveBackshall @ChrisGPackhamhttps://t.co/uLE3fgevvX"You've just got to live the life you believe in." A very poignant and symbolic film by @Ecohustler, which for me,… https://t.co/2SGzASlzuR
6/3
2020
BRILLIANT INTERVIEW ALERT @PCairnsPhoto & I discuss how #rewilding the human mind is the new frontier for the Rewil… https://t.co/JO8fPRcmnL
Retweeted by Peter Cairns"The first step in rewilding is to be able to imagine that it’s possible." (Kris Tompkins). This is worth watching… https://t.co/uvWrpBp7Lo
6/1
2020
Helping myself to a free dawn dose of soul-soothing, good-giving, woodland wonder. Thanks to the Natural Health Ser… https://t.co/ptYsv8ZXtZ
5/31
2020
#Rewilding means thinking BIG. We must think big to counteract the ecological & climate crises we now face. Investi… https://t.co/swGzD5eCvy
Retweeted by Peter Cairns87 Scottish beavers shot. People might have more sympathy with the "challenging balance" faced by @nature_scot if t… https://t.co/Nypa5NWn3X @MrWoodface @CairngormsCo Indeed. @hensrace_g @CairngormsCo Eventually this will probably be dominated by pine and perhaps some oak. But let’s let nature decide! @Ian_Brooker @ChrisGPackham @CairngormsCo Don’t get me going on that! @SimonPieman11 @CairngormsCo Depends on local seed sources. Birch is locally abundant and is a pioneer species - th… https://t.co/tDCiQYRDtp
5/29
2020
In 10 years all these young birches springing up from the heather will be a young forest. In 50 years it will be an… https://t.co/WiGrOjDN0iSome people argue that #rewilding means removing people. We think the opposite. Nature-rich landscapes create job… https://t.co/QDVNuALsa0
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5/28
2020
Recent events have put an acute focus on how important green spaces are for our mental and physical health. As the… https://t.co/hM10sFF4dP
Retweeted by Peter Cairns @Plankbridge Completely hands off. The regeneration was however, sparked by a significant reduction in grazing pres… https://t.co/wukMyt4jlYA bike ride through ⁦@CairngormsCo⁩ in glorious sunshine. What this video doesn’t show well are the thousands of yo… https://t.co/7MMcKF8Ip78 good things that might emerge from the pandemic. Let's hope so. @ConversationUK https://t.co/8hHZDLLNhG
5/27
2020
This week we’re putting out a series of posters that we created for the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, that illustrat… https://t.co/j2QwTyLcMF
Retweeted by Peter CairnsAnother 25-year comparison in habitat change around my home. The viewpoints are 20m apart because of the trees, but… https://t.co/Rtiiob0raTThe Highlands & Islands Environment Fund is taking on a new Director. If you're a driven, proven fundraiser and wan… https://t.co/cMsjTnsLcy
5/26
2020
This week we’re putting out a series of posters that we created for the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, that illustrat… https://t.co/6vAfsktR6D
Retweeted by Peter Cairns1995 and 2020. Same view. Give nature some space and magic happens. https://t.co/pufIKtwoRh
5/25
2020
Greater investment in nature is needed to stimulate a #GreenRecovery. The #BillionPoundChallenge route map identifi… https://t.co/gfKdk4EubN
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5/23
2020
@Isla_Dawn @stics_stirling @PeteMRCooper @NikiRust @j_c_young @AnkeFischer72 @EJMilnerGulland It could be argued th… https://t.co/s0t0nHKqwiFar from being just landscape eye candy and a refuge for biodiversity, Scotland's native birch woods have much to o… https://t.co/t7tQNEQUyl
5/22
2020
WildlandLtd own the largest tract of land in the @CairngormsCo project, including the acclaimed Glenfeshie Estate.… https://t.co/neq3nJeVQT
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5/21
2020
Learn more about the resurgence of pine martens in Scotland and now, beyond. https://t.co/UAcC8BtFUJ #rewilding https://t.co/qNALuhJytsWith a growing abundance of predator species the @CairngormsCo Predator Project aims to understand how predator int… https://t.co/RVonerm2ou
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5/20
2020
Just a bit special. https://t.co/s8fpk5JzPIInside @CairngormsCo, @Forestryls manage native plantations alongside fine examples of natural Caledonian Forest. F… https://t.co/UyO1F1uWff
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5/19
2020
The @CairngormsCo partners have a shared vision for native woodlands to be restored to their natural limits, damage… https://t.co/moy4gGjhzn
Retweeted by Peter Cairns @DaraSands @BenMacintyre1 We’ve made it extremely complex - I agree. But fundamentally, there is no greater justifi… https://t.co/r96RAdnUUz
5/18
2020
On the Trail of Wolves: A British Adventure in the Wild West: Philippa Forrester: Bloomsbury Wildlife https://t.co/TUJpvH62EX @DaraSands @BenMacintyre1 It’s THE key difference but there’s no rationality in allowing a 22-mile stretch of water… https://t.co/EqpNhC1ACX
5/17
2020
@DaraSands @BenMacintyre1 Natural spread. Wolves have benefited from legal protection and a softening of public attitudes.So wonderful to see this badger feeding, in daylight, on the feeding platform I set up at Ballintean Mountain Lodge… https://t.co/uVEm95Bfhh
Retweeted by Peter Cairns"The wolf is at our door so let's open it." The reason we refuse is because we're somehow 'different' to France. An… https://t.co/BO6ApdMhDg
5/16
2020
@Rowners01 That’s just slightly more than my humble efforts! Great work.
5/15
2020
I can’t tell you how much I hate fencing and even more, fencing that does **** all. Yesterday we removed the final… https://t.co/qj5mIoT1sb
5/14
2020
(The conservation model) "keeps nature caged, and fixed in formaldehyde." Wow, @TheMushyPea hits a very significant… https://t.co/xo8MV47dj5The New Big 5 photography project is about nurturing a new relationship with wild animals - shooting them with a ca… https://t.co/TXX3m7g1xs
5/13
2020
A shift away from GDP to measure a country's success would be great news. For too long, health, wellbeing & quality… https://t.co/A8qfGj6YUA
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5/12
2020
Plans are afoot for this lonely oak, & many like it, to soon have neighbours. We're working with Torosay Hill Estat… https://t.co/YKr17og6W4
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5/11
2020
Now would be a great time to photograph evidence of blooming verges & write to your local council to politely sugge… https://t.co/xDlA5Up8Gk
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5/10
2020

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