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September 2019 Report from Dunans

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Monthly newsletter just published!

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Every month we send out our email newsletter to over 40,000 Lairds and Ladies! Are you receiving it? Or have you stopped receiving it? Let us know and we can add your email to this list, or reactivate it. Email us at help@scottishlaird.com or join by clicking here and filling out the form! What can you expect? Well, every month you'll receive an email with news on our progress on the recovery of the castle, the bridge and the grounds - and the essential links to catch up with where we are!  We're presently working on  phase one  of the castle restoration, the Clearance and Consolidation...

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Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

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Another one of those thought-provoking ecosystem observations, this time from Ireland, which if taken up could see the grey tree rats exiled from these islands altogether. I kid you not! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing-a-shot-pine-martens Something perhaps to consider and debate with the community forest at Stronafian … Should it be Grey or Gray – given the source of … Continue reading Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

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A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

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Not sure we need to say much more, except that our sensational selection of six Scottish chocolates were made as a special commission for us by the excellent Caramiche Chocolatiers who can be found in Dunoon in a gorgeous haze of chocolateness … Chocolates helping restore a castle in Scotland – wonderful! There’s the Dunans … Continue reading A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

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Landslip at Dunans: Ravine path closed, repairs imminent!

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This winter has been very hard on the grounds at Dunans. We’ve seen so much intense rainfall that the paths, like last year, are a quagmire. Some relief was afforded by the freeze of last week, but the problem is deep-seated and is about what is happening to the climate overall. In early January the … Continue reading Landslip at Dunans: Ravine path closed, repairs imminent!

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