The Scottish Naturalist, Vol. Ix, No. i, April, 1948. Edited by Prof. V. C. Wynne-Edwards and Dr. J. W. Campbell. It is with real pleasure that we welcome the re-appearance of this old established and excellent journal under the able editorship of Prof. V. C. Wynne-Edwards and Dr. J. W. Campbell. The Scottish Naturalist was a deplorably early casualty at the beginning of the war and fears were not lacking that its eclipse might prove permanent. Every credit is due to the members of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club for their enterprise and initiative, in co-operation with the publishers, in getting the magazine re-started and securing at the outset a sufficiently long list of subscribers to place it, as we hope, on a secure footing. There is ample scope, and indeed a very real need( for a journal specializing in the natural history of what is in many respects, biological and otherwise, the most interesting part of the British Isles, and it should receive the support of everyone interested in the subject. It will be issued three times a year and will cover, as before, all groups of the animal kingdom, though we may anticipate that a large proportion of its space will go to ornithology. This is conspicuously the case in the number now before us, though we understand the emphasis may be somewhat less in subsequent issues. The record of a bird, the Red-flanked Bluetail, new to the British List, is dealt with on another page (214), and a
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