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.

LINK Members’ Congress 16/17 November

Booking is now open for our annual LINK Members' Congress, Realising the Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland: the crucial role of LINK.  Bookings will remain  open till 15th October - for further details including how to book - Member's Congress 16th & 17th November 2015

Hill Tracks Campaign: how you can help

Planning authorities now have to be notified in advance of any new hill track construction.  We want to monitor the effectiveness of this measure and you can help by looking out for new tracks in the Scottish hills or by helping to monitor planning lists - please see here for more details.

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