Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. Its over 30 member bodies represent a wide range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.
LINK provides a forum for its member bodies enabling informed debate, and assisting co-operation within the voluntary environmental sector. Core activities are 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 is a Scottish charity (No SC000296). and a company limited by guarantee (No SC250899) working to its Memorandum and Articles of Association, its Operating Principles and the LINK Corporate Strategy 2012-2015.
LINK works mainly through its Taskforces, groups of members working together on topics of mutual interest, exploring the environmental issues and developing advocacy strategies to promote these to other interests, the public and decision-makers.
From 2007, the LINK Marine Taskforce coordinated a major public campaign for a Scottish Marine Bill, now enacted. The Act is a unique opportunity to stop the deterioration of Scottish seas and to protect, restore and enhance our marine environment, but only if the measures are well delivered and adequately resourced. The Marine Taskforce is working with the other Links in England, Northern Ireland and Wales to promote effective delivery of marine legislation for all UK seas.
This initiative has funded since 2007 by the Tubney Charitable Trust and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation enabling LINK to employ project staff dedicated to focus on the Marine Act's implementation, including the Save Scottish Seas campaign.
Members of LINK’s Climate Taskforce worked with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a broad coalition representing 1.5 million people, for strong Climate Change legislation in Scotland and the UK.