Who we are

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations, with over 35 member bodies representing a range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.

What we do

LINK provides a forum for its member bodies facilitating and enabling informed debate, information-sharing, discussion and joint action. LINK assists communication between member bodies, government and its agencies and other sectors within civic society. Acting at local, national and international levels, LINK aims to ensure that the environment is fully recognised in the development of policy and legislation affecting Scotland.

Ongoing: Scottish Marine Protected Areas

Valuing the Benefits of Designating a Network of Scottish MPAs in Territorial and Offshore Waters
This independent report finds that creating a network of marine protected areas in Scotland could provide benefits of up to £10 billion. LINK Marine Taskforce have also produced a short briefing to highlight our views.

Marine Protected Areas Briefings
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Taskforce is producing a series of briefings, exploring the creation of Scotland's Marine Protected Area network. 
Briefing 1 is MPAs: an Introduction
Briefing 2 is MPAs: the selection process
Briefing 3 is MPAs: ecologically coherent networks
Briefing 4 is MPAs: the economic benefits

NEW: Scottish Environment Week 2015

SEW Logo2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of Scottish Environment Week and we want to share it all with you! The week's theme will be Sharing Scotland, highlighting all the resident and visiting species we share our environment with and the human duty to share the space fairly and responsibly. We are delighted that our overall sponsor is Sarah Boyack MSP.   We're putting the programme together just now but save the all important dates so you're not left out - Monday February 16th till Thursday February 19th 2015. Highlights will include the every popular and increasingly competitive pub quiz, a marine touch tank with the chance to get up close and personal with all manner of things underwater as well as our star speaker for our Evening Reception being none other than landscape photographer Colin Prior.   For more information and to keep up to date please visit the website here!

Species Champions Highly Commended at Nature of Scotland Awards

10410580_10154822558595268_5145560789861953950_nLINK's Species Champion initiative was Highly Commended at the RSPB Scotland Nature of Scotland Awards under the category of 'Innovation Award' on November 20th 2014.  We're also delighted to hear that Claudia Beamish MSP who is the Species Champion for the Sea Trout and Forester Moth won Politician of the Year Award. The awards were an excellent recognition and celebration of all the hard work done by those who care about the environment, especially all the amazing volunteers! Here our Advocacy Officer, Rea Cris along with another Species Champion Rob Gibson MSP for the Rusty Bog Moss, show off our award.


LINK's Species Champion initiative which asks MSPs to lend their political support to the protection of Scotland's threatened wildlife now has 69 MSPs championing 87 unique species.