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Photo gallery: 11 of Courier country’s finest ancient stones

January 9 2015

Courier country is blessed with an abundance of ancient stones of immense historical interest. In Saturday’s Courier Weekend magazine we take a look at the stories behind some of the most significant, chosen by Marianna Lines, author of the book Sacred Scotland. Photos by DC Thomson.

Outdoors

Get involved in the Big Butterfly Count

July 19 2013

When summertime arrives and the sun comes out it’s natural to expect insects such as colourful butterflies and buzzing bees to appear in parks and gardens. Sadly, these important pollinators are dying out, largely due to a loss of habitat compounded by poor spells of weather. Now conservationists are hoping people power will help them recognise patterns of decline, so they can take early action.

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Return of the pine marten

April 19 2013

One of Scotland’s rarest carnivores is showing encouraging signs of recovery in Perth and Kinross, according to a new report.

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