“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
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Because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions we’ve had to cancel the workshop ‘A Rewilding Journey’ that we had scheduled for 22-29 May 2021.
However we are pleased to announce we will be running the same workshop later in the summer, from 28th August to 4th September 2021.
Most of the participants who had booked for the May workshop have transferred to the one at the end of August, but there are still some places available on it. Further information about the workshop is available here and bookings can be made here.Read more
Welcome to my web site! I am an inspirational public speaker, ecologist, nature photographer and writer based in the Findhorn Community in the northeast of Scotland.
In 1986 I founded the award-winning conservation charity, Trees for Life, which works to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.
I care deeply about our planet, and have dedicated my life to protecting its biological diversity and sharing the beauty and wonders of the natural world through my photographs, talks and writing. Read more
My latest blog post
“I realised that I was watching a major event in the life of this shieldbug, the closest human equivalent of which may be being born from our mother’s womb. Somehow it felt like a great privilege to witness this profound and almost miraculous process of transformation. It’s a useful exercise to imagine what it must feel like to break out of what ha …Read more
Over on Twitter…
Even if there were no other valid & compelling reasons for Scotland to become independent, this alone would be sufficient cause. Additional nuclear weapons being installed in Scotland without public knowledge or consent is an outrage against democracy.
In 2018 @NukewatchUK estimated three new #nuclear warheads arrived at Coulport on the Clyde. Then nine in 2019, and 13 in 2020.
From Siberia to the Amazon & Borneo, forest fires are a major cause of the biodiversity crisis, often for agriculture. "in India most of such fires are deliberately caused by people mainly for agricultural purposes" We need planet-friendly agriculture! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56671148
This is an excellent article about @royhdennis in the Guardian today. I've known Roy for many years & he's one of those rare people who just gets on & does inspiring, positive work for nature, not letting bureaucracies & mainstream inertia stop him. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/16/conservation-legend-roy-dennis-were-facing-an-ecological-crisis-but-its-exciting-too