Given the EU referendum results impact on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as well as the ongoing EU discussions on a reform of the CAP, members of LINK’s Food and Farming Subgroup have developed initial views regarding the future of farming and rural land use in Scotland. A summary is provided below; the full paper can … Read More »
Scotland is at a crucial stage in the development of a strategic, progressive marine planning system for its seas and it is essential that management approaches and priorities are clearly defined and the required resources for achieving them are in place. Under the adoption of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in 2008, Scotland … Read More »
This Environment Links UK statement sets out our views on Access to Justice in the UK. Environment Links UK (formerly Joint Links) collectively represents voluntary organisations with more than 8 million members across the UK. It comprises the combined memberships of Wildlife and Countryside Link, Scottish Environment LINK, Wales Environment Link and the Northern Ireland … Read More »
A statement by LINK’s Landscape subgroup on ‘Landscape and Wind Energy’ – April 2016
Joint Links statement on Access to Justice in the UK. This forms the basis of a Link submission to the 8th meeting of the UNECE Task Force on Access to Justice in Geneva in June 2015. The statement outlines the issues of cost, time limit and the scope of Judicial Review that undermine the UK’s … Read More »
This position statement sets out the Joint Links views on the EC REFIT ‘Fitness Check’ of the nature laws that exist to protect the most important wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe – the single biggest threat to UK and European nature and biodiversity in a generation.
Statement issued jointly by LINK Deer Task Force and the Forest Policy Group on 6 key principles for effective deer management in Scotland