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Cumbernauld asked: 'Can you spot all of Scotland's Big 5 species?'

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 21:34 GMT on Friday, July 26th, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD’S nature lovers are being asked whether they can spot Scotland’s top five species, as part of a nationwide campaign aimed at getting people out into the natural environment to observe the wonder that is Scottish wildlife.

As part of the Year of Natural Scotland, Visit Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage have teamed up and used their abilities to showcase some of Scotland’s best loved wildlife, through a programme known as ‘Scotland’s Big 5’.

The 'Scotland's Big 5' scheme celebrates wildlife such as the red squirrel, red deer, golden eagle, otter and harbour seal, with the programme aimed at encouraging people across Scotland to enjoy observing these animals in their natural habitat. 
 
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As part of the scheme, the Scottish Wildlife Trust is urging people in Cumbernauld to take a stroll down their four Cumbernauld reserves, to observe the wildlife; reserves including Cumbernauld Glen, Forest Wood, Luggiebank Wood, and Northside Wood.

“Come and admire Scotland’s natural beauty, stunning landscapes, intriguing heritage and wonderful wildlife at one of the Trust's 120 wildlife reserves and see how many of the 'Big 5' you can spot,” a spokesperson for the Scottish Wildlife Trust said.

“You can also vote for your favourite species from the 'Big 5', or download the unique 'Scotland's Big 5' mobile app, full of key facts and figures about each species, identification tips and a guide to some of the best places to spot them. Regular updates on the 'Scotland's Big 5' campaign are available through the dedicated Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel.”

For more details people can visit www.snh.gov.uk/big5. 
 
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