Press Releases

PARTRIDGE fieldwork - a reflection of the last 6 years

21 March 2023

Last week marked my final partridge playback survey for the PARTRIDGE project. Starting as a fresh-faced research assistant in February 2017, I would not have believed how much one person would be ab…

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Winter Bird Surveys

07 February 2023

-from a student's perspective

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Partridges soar at Balgonie!!

17 November 2022

Balgonie estate is the prime PARTRIDGE demonstration site in Scotland. This project, funded by the EU’s North Sea Region Interreg programme, aims to show how farmland biodiversity can be supported alo…

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Plant Species Richness in Burghsluis: a virtual plant tour

19 October 2022

After several years of PARTRIDGE measures (such as flower blocks, beetle banks, strip cultivation and a one-hectare rare arable flora plot) being in place at the demo site in Burghsluis, biodiversity …

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Co-operation falls on fertile ground for PARTRIDGE flower blocks in Flanders

05 October 2022

Six years into the PARTRIDGE project we have gained growing evidence to suggest that PARTRIDGE flower blocks enhance farmland biodiversity and benefit the grey partridge across the North Sea region, i…

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What does farmland biodiversity mean to me?

27 September 2022

When I read Lene’s blog on what farmland biodiversity means to her, it got me asking the same question of myself. Obviously, as the demo site manager for the PARTRIDGE project in Scotland it’s my job…

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A GWCT student's perspective on our visit to Denmark

01 September 2022

After a very interesting trip to Denmark with the Interreg NSR PARTRIDGE Project, it’s safe to say this country is on the re-visit list for a lot of us. The Danish Hunters Association (DHA) joined the…

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Skylarks at the PARTRIDGE Diemarden demo site

01 August 2022

Skylarks like open vegetation that enables them to land, walk and fly up. Skylarks that settle in winter cereals are thought to suffer increased food shortages later in the breeding season due to the …

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Farmland nature from a hunter's perspective

10 June 2022

When I promised to write this blog about what farmland nature means to me as a hunter, it all started with a discussion about whether you can be both a hunter and a conservationist. But before I answe…

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The future of farmland conservation in Scotland: discussions with NatureScot at the PARTRIDGE demo site, Balgonie

12 May 2022

Balgonie is an arable unit in southern Fife and is the prime demonstration site in Scotland for the EU Interreg-funded PARTRIDGE project, which aims to show how farmland biodiversity might be supporte…

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