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Scottish/Borders/Innerleithen Scouts launch new UK initiative to safeguard the future Golden Eagles

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By Fiona Reid

KASIA, a female Golden Eagle, handled by Douggie McKenna. **PRESS RELEASE**** Embargoed until 17/18 January 2019 Scottish/Borders/Innerleithen Scouts launch new UK initiative to safeguard the future Golden Eagles Working closely with the groundbreaking South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, a Scottish Scouts group is launching the first ever Golden Eagle Champions initiative to help safeguard the future of Golden Eagles in the UK. The Scottish Borders Innerleithen Scouts Group will become the UK’s first ever Golden Eagle Champions, learning from experts and getting to see some of these iconic birds themselves. The Borders’ Scouts group will also be designing a special badge that the group can earn as part of their work on this project. Speaking on the launch of the initiative Philip Munro, Community Outreach Officer for the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project said: “It is fantastic to see our Golden Eagles thriving and fending for themselves only 5 months after their release, Significant community support has been key to this early success and will continue to play a vital role in ensuring that Golden Eagles truly flourish in the south of Scotland. “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the Scottish Borders Scouts, and their trailblazing Innerleithen Group, on the UK’s first ever Golden Eagles Champions initiative. The future of conservation depends on initiatives like this that encourage young people to get involved and make a difference. Their involvement will truly lead the way for other local Scout Groups and make a huge contribution to helping to safeguarding the future of this iconic s

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By Christie Breen | DNG24

A cheers to the campaign
DISTILLERY VISIT . . . Dumfriesshire, Tweeddale and Clydesdale candidate Dominic Ashmole with Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie

SUSTAINABILTY and whisky were the topics of conversation at Moffat Distillery this week when Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie visited the town.

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