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Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage
(SNH; Scottish Gaelic: Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba) is the Scottish public body responsible for the country's natural heritage, especially its natural, genetic and scenic diversity. It advises the Scottish Government
Scottish Government
and acts as a government agent in the delivery of conservation designations, i.e. national nature reserves, local nature reserves, long distance routes, national parks, Sites of Special
Special
Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Special
Special
Areas of Conservation, Special
Special
Protection Areas and the national scenic area. SNH is also a member of SEARS (Scotland's Environmental and Rural Services). The body has offices in most parts of Scotland including the main islands. The protected areas in Scotland account for 20% of the total area, SSSIs alone 13%
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Organotin
Organotin
Organotin
compounds or stannanes are chemical compounds based on tin with hydrocarbon substituents. Organotin
Organotin
chemistry is part of the wider field of organometallic chemistry. The first organotin compound was diethyltin diiodide ((C2H5)2SnI2), discovered by Edward Frankland in 1849.[1] The area grew rapidly in the 1900s, especially after the discovery of the Grignard reagents, which are useful for producing Sn-C bonds
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Board Of Directors
A board of directors is a recognized group of people who jointly oversee the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency. Such a board's powers, duties, and responsibilities are determined by government regulations (including the jurisdiction's corporations law) and the organization's own constitution and bylaws. These authorities may specify the number of members of the board, how they are to be chosen, and how often they are to meet. In an organization with voting members, the board is accountable to, and might be subordinate to, the organization's full membership, which usually vote for the members of the board. In a stock corporation, non-executive directors are voted for by the shareholders and the board is the highest authority in the management of the corporation. The board of directors appoints the chief executive officer of the corporation and sets out the overall strategic direction
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Forestry Commission Scotland
The Forestry
Forestry
Commission is a non-ministerial government department responsible for forestry in England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
(on 1 April 2013 Forestry
Forestry
Commission Wales merged with other agencies to become Natural Resources Wales[2]). It was set up in 1919 to expand Britain's forests and woodland after depletion during the First World War. To do this, the commission bought large amounts of former agricultural land, eventually becoming the largest land owner in Britain. The Commission is divided into three divisions: Forestry
Forestry
Commission England, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Forest Research. Forestry
Forestry
Commission Scotland reports to the Scottish Government. Over time the purpose of the Commission broadened to include many other activities beyond timber production
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Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
(RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales[3] and in Scotland.[4] It was founded as the Plumage
Plumage
League in 1889 by Emily Williamson
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National Trust For Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland
Scotland
for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, commonly known as the National Trust for Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Urras Nàiseanta na h-Alba) is a Scottish conservation organisation. It is the largest membership organisation in Scotland
Scotland
and describes itself as "the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy".[1] The Trust owns and manages around 130 properties and 180,000 acres (73,000 ha; 730 km2) of land, including castles, ancient small dwellings, historic sites, gardens, and remote rural areas
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Scottish Wildlife Trust
The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scottish Wildlife Trust
is a registered charity dedicated to conserving the wildlife and natural environment of Scotland.Contents1 Description 2 Selected reserves 3 References 4 See also 5 External linksDescription[edit] The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scottish Wildlife Trust
has well over 35,000 members.[1] The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scottish Wildlife Trust
acquired its first wildlife reserve in 1966 and now has more than 120 reserves throughout Scotland
Scotland
with visitor centres at Loch of the Lowes
Loch of the Lowes
(Perth and Kinross), Montrose Basin (Angus) and the Falls of Clyde (South Lanarkshire). As well as providing homes for wildlife these sites are valuable places for people to interact with and enjoy wildlife
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South Lanarkshire Council
South Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire
(Scots: Sooth Lanrikshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas) is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow
City of Glasgow
and contains some of Greater Glasgow's suburbs. It also contains many towns and villages. It also shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, the Scottish Borders and West Lothian
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Red Deer
The red deer ( Cervus
Cervus
elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. The red deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
region between Morocco
Morocco
and Tunisia
Tunisia
in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa
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Nature Conservancy Council
Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved. The term "protected area" also includes Marine Protected Areas, the boundaries of which will include some area of ocean, and Transboundary Protected Areas that overlap multiple countries which remove the borders inside the area for conservation and economic purposes
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Protected Area
Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved. The term "protected area" also includes Marine Protected Areas, the boundaries of which will include some area of ocean, and Transboundary Protected Areas that overlap multiple countries which remove the borders inside the area for conservation and economic purposes
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Member Of The Scottish Parliament
Member of the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
(MSP) (Ball Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPA) in Gaelic, Memmer o the Scots Pairliament (MSP) in Scots) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament.Contents1 Electoral system 2 Types of candidates 3 Elections 4 Title 5 See also 6 ReferencesElectoral system[edit] The additional member system produces a form of proportional representation, where each constituency has its own representative, and each region has seats given to political parties to reflects as closely as possible its level of support among voters.[1] Each registered voter is asked to cast 2 votes, resulting in MSPs being elected in one of two ways:73 are elected as First past the post
First past the post
constituency MSPs and; 56 are elected as Regional additional member MSPs
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BREEAM
BREEAM ( Building Research Establishment
Building Research Establishment
Environmental Assessment Method), first published by the Building Research Establishment
Building Research Establishment
(BRE) in 1990,[1] is the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. More than 250,000 buildings have been BREEAM-certified and over a million are registered for certification – in more than 50 countries worldwide. BREEAM also has a tool which focuses on neighborhood development.Contents1 Purpose 2 History 3 Scope 4 National Operators 5 The cost and value of sustainability 6 References 7 External linksPurpose[edit] BREEAM is an assessment using scientifically based Sustainability metrics and indices that covers a range of environmental issues
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Scottish Publishers Association
Publishing
Publishing
Scotland
Scotland
is a trade association for the publishing industry in Scotland. It was established in 1973 as the Scottish General Publishers Association with the support of the Scottish Arts Council. It was subsequently known as the Scottish Publishers Association (SPA), with a membership primarily comprising book and academic publishers, local authority libraries and public bodies
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Architecture And Design Scotland
Architecture
Architecture
is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.[3] Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements. The term architecture is also used metaphorically to refer to the design of organizations and other abstract concepts
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Bòrd Na Gàidhlig
NA, N.A., Na, or n/a may refer to:Contents1 Arts and media 2 Organizations 3 Language 4 Names 5 Places 6 Science and technology6.1 Biology and medicine 6.2 Chemistry 6.3 Other uses in science and technology7 Other uses 8 See alsoArts and media[edit]Na (drum), a drum played by Tibetan shamans National Academician, a member of the National Academy of Design New adult fiction, fiction marketed to people 18-30 years old Virgin New Adventures, a series of Doctor Who novels Nahal, Shine's pet Bengal tiger on the Nick Jr
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