Finally, some important news

Beavers are going to be released into the Scottish wild for the first time in 500 years.

David Windmill, Chief Executive of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said: “We are very keen to see this trial go ahead.

“We will work with all the various stakeholders involved in the project to make it a success and to benefit from the contribution the beaver can make to improving our natural ecosystems and habitats as well as encouraging tourism.

“We are very pleased to have so much support for this project and anticipate a great deal of public interest in the long awaited return of the beaver to Scotland.” [emphasis mine]

The beaver license was denied in 2005. There is some opposition. But here’s hoping that Scotland can once again reclaim its Beaver population. Those suckers have been extinct since 1600.

That’s a long time without Beaver.