Roving gazette


The WiSe Scheme shortlisted for the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2017

We at Wave Action are thrilled that The WiSe Scheme has been nominated for the prestigious RSPB Nature in Scotland Award 2017. established to celebrate and recognise the best in nature conservation in Scotland. But The WiSe Scheme has not only been nominated… we’ve recently found out we’ve been short-listed in two separate categories: Nature Tourism and Marine Conservation. The winners will be announced in Edinburgh on Nov 23rd at a presentation dinner. The competition […]


A Plastic Ocean: the dangerous convenience of single-use plastic

At a local screening of the thought-provoking film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ last night, I was reminded how easily we can ignore seriously important issues when other urgent, news-worthy headlines are grabbing our attention from every direction. I’ve always considered myself reasonably savvy when it comes to minimising my impact on the environment, but like most people, I don’t always make the right choices and sometimes accept below-ideal alternatives, especially if ‘doing the right thing’ might […]


Sailing with Sea Monsters

Life-changing experiences only come into focus in hindsight in my experience. While they’re happening, their implication is often lost in the noise of the moment, especially if you’re only 11-years old. Which was my age when I first encountered the huge creature that would change the direction of my life—the basking shark. At the time I kept a tiny dinghy in the local fishermen’s cove of the South Devon town that I lived in, and […]


New Book: A Sea Monster’s Tale

In March 2017, Colin Speedie’s new book will be published by Wild Nature Press. The book is a journey amidst wild seas, places, people and conservation history in the battle of hunting and protection of the iconic Basking Shark. Colin will be attending book talks and events to share the adventures of both the hunters and the researchers seeking to find and latterly help protect the shark in our waters. Follow us on Facebook to […]