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

Count down begins! Scottish Environment Week 2015


Three weeks till Scottish Environment Week 2015 and this promises to be an exciting one with celebrity photographer, marine touch tank and a wild bus!

2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of Scottish Environment Week (SEW) and its bigger than before with new Drop-in Session for a chance to speak one-to-one with LINK members and find out about all the wonderful and sometimes quirky work they do. 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. SEW takes place from Monday February 16th till Thursday February 19th 2015 in various locations across Scottish Parliament.  Highlights will include the ever 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, Edinburgh's Zoo's Wild About Scotland Bus 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!