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PHILIP, James “Scottie” (1858-1911)

Born Dallas, Morayshire, Scotland. Known in the United States as the “Man who saved the buffalo”.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)

SNH is a Scottish Government agency with prime ¬†responsibility for Scotland’s natural heritage in all its forms, apart from its seas, for which see Marine Scotland

Scottish Ten Project

This is a unique partnership of Historic Scotland,¬† the Scottish heritage agency and Glasgow School of Art Digital Design Studio.¬† It is an ambitious five year project to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage sites, and five overseas sites. The Scottish sites are Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Old Town, the heart of Neolithic Orkney, the Antonine Wall, New Lanark and St Kilda, as the only UK site designated for both its cultural and natural significance. The overseas sites are listed on the official database via the i button.

Scottish Wildcat

It is believed that there could be fewer than 100 genuine wildcats left in the Scottish countryside and they are in very real danger of becoming extinct. The problem has been exacerbated by the cats interbreeding with the feral domestic variety. A breakthrough genetic test, the first in the world, can now show definitely whether an individual cat is pure-bred or a hybrid. It will allow testing of animals, in the wild and in captivity, and for measures to be taken to protect the true wildcats that remain.

The Great Trossachs Forest

One of the most ambitious native woodland regeneration projects to take place in the UK for a generation. It is a partnership project between Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB Scotland and the woodland Trust Scotland.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress