Shiny, bright red fungus.
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Many thanks. A number of the other observations shown are similar to other specimens at this location.
Russula is a very difficult genus to identify without microscopic examination of the spores plus there are chemicals you can use too also it is very important to show photos of the stem and gills too,personally I would have gone for genus only.If you can also write down the habitat they were found in as lots of fungi are connected to certain tree's plants ect.
What a lovely specimen! There are many species with red caps. Russula griseascens looks extremely like Russula emetica and grows in sphagnums bogs but the stem stains green. The skin of the cap of R. emetica (The Sickener) peels off almost completely. It also confusingly grows in wet mossy places often in conifer woods. R. mairei grow with beech and can look similar. I think the problem is that each of these can vary in colour but the Sickener is mainly bright red. An interesting read, although American, http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula.html
it goes on a bit but if you scroll down to 'how do I identify my Russula ..' it explains the difficulties!
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Lat/Lng: 55.76582, -5.53661
OS grid ref: NR782581
Many similar fungii on floor of forest firebreak. On west side of A83, north of Loch nan Gad