Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations.
We have over 30 member bodies representing a range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. Find out more about us...
Supporting LINK helps all our member bodies in their joint work. Please consider joining Scottish Environment LINK as an Organisational or Individual Supporter.
Donations are always very welcome and will be used for LINK’s core purposes.
Get Active: If you’d like to be more active for the good of your local environment, consider joining or volunteering for one of LINK’s member organisations.
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) can lend political support to the protection of Scotland's threatened wildlife by becoming ‘Species Champions.’
The initiative was started by Scottish Environment LINK’s wildlife forum in January 2013 - the Year of Natural Scotland - and invites all MSPs to choose from a list of 93 species that are currently facing significant threats to their future – and then champion their survival.
Hill tracks are some of the most visible and damaging developments in rural Scotland. They are often crudely bulldozed through highly sensitive environments, doing irreparable harm to landscapes, soils and biodiversity, and contributing to the rapid loss of land unaffected by visual intrusion (which fell by nearly one-third between 2002 and 2009).
For many years our organisations have been campaigning to bring the construction of hill tracks into the planning system. Recently, the Scottish Government accepted that there is ‘compelling evidence’ of the damage caused by unregulated hill tracks, but still decided not to amend the legislation. We now have a short window of opportunity to persuade the government to change its mind and impose proper controls on all hill tracks.
Please help us to collect evidence of these tracks so we can make our case more strongly. While you are out walking or cycling, please take photographs of any tracks you find and send them to us using the link above.
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
LINK Referendum Challenge
Which constitutional campaign can meet the environment community's aspirations for Scotland? LINK's Referendum Challenge - our ten point vision for Scotland's future - asks the campaigns for each constitutional option how their plans will meet these aims.To see responses please click here.