Our October 2021 newsletter has a lead article on heather burning (‘muirburn’ in Scotland), a destructive practice mainly used to generate more food for grouse so that there are more to shoot. The burning season opened on 1 October and with COP26 approaching the practice, which greatly increases carbon emissions, is under scrutiny as never before. The newsletter also promotes our ‘secret postcard’ charity art auction and has engaging articles from new HHA trustee Indy Kiemel Greene, about wildlife watching on Mull, and from longstanding supporter Les Wallace about trialling a high street stall to take the message about wildlife crime to people on the high street.