The fund aims to "enable targeted action for priority habitats and species" to help Scotland meet international biodiversity commitments, and the Seven Lochs
project is among 14 largescale initiatives across the country which will benefit from a total of PS1.8 million in funding over two years to support key species and encourage increased access to nature.
9.00 & 2.00: S Kelly (Lurgan NI); S Hislop (Loch
); M Grunwell (DG).
Achray the A821 continues for several miles alongside Loch
Venachar and the Great Trossachs Forest.
During their research, launched last June, 250 water samples were taken from the length, breadth and depth of Loch
During their research project, launched last June, 250 water samples were taken from the length, breadth and depth of Loch
It comes after about 18,000 people online said they were going to a Storm Loch
Ness event in search of Nessie in September, with more than 39,000 people so far "interested" in the event.
So Fyne Running 40 miles from the Kyles of Bute to Achadunan, Loch
Fyne is the longest of the spectacular fjord-like sea lochs
on the west coast.
Environmentalists view the bonnie banks of Loch
Lomond as a national icon and deserving of protection from intrusive development.
Kelly MacKenzie, of Loch
Ness by Jacobite, said: "We've seen a huge interest in Chinese visitors to Loch
Ness during the last five years." Visit Inverness and Loch
Ness chief executive Graeme Ambrose added: "We need to support more practical initiatives like this."
According to Scottish belief, Loch
Ness is inhabited by a creature known as Nessie or the Loch
Ness Monster. The Official Loch
Ness Monster Sightings Register, which keeps a record of every possible glimpse of the rumored Nessie, states there have now been nearly 1,000 reported sightings in the last few years.
It is not known how many jobs will be affected by the closure but it is understood that Loch
Fyne owner's Greene King is consulting with staff over opportunities to be deployed into other Loch
Fyne restaurants around the UK.
The company acquired the Loch
Fyne chain back in 2007 in a [pounds sterling]68m deal - its first move into restaurants -- but now it has been reported that the pub group has appointed advisers at PwC to sell off the Loch
Fyne chain, in a bid to reduce its exposure to the troubled casual dining sector.