Who We Are

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment community, with 39 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.  We are a Scottish Charity (SC000296) and a Scottish Company Limited by guarantee (SC250899), core funded by Membership Subscriptions and by grants from Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Government and Charitable Trusts.

We facilitate change: we build collaboration, support and enable partnership working to add value for the environment through leadership and engagement. As the voice for Scotland’s environment, the LINK network exists to support our members in making change happen on the ground for a healthier environment, healthier societies and a healthier planet.

LINK launched its strategy for 2020-2024 on 6 March, read more about it here.

What We Do

Sustainable Scotland

Where Scotland’s nature, land and seascapes are healthy and resilient, able to support thriving communities and flourishing people.

Strong Voice

For the environment, nature, land and seascapes so they are able to support a prosperous future.

Effective Network

Able to communicate effectively, work together and achieve more as a result.

News and Updates

We knew it was important, but not this important: why nature matters in a pandemic

03 Apr 2020

A blog from Deborah Long, LINK Chief Officer.  Today, more than ever before, we need to focus on the essentials for everyone: good living and working conditions, clean water and air, a thriving natural world, a safe climate for the next generation, and strong and functioning democracies that will continue to protect us in times […]

Reflections on the Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Animals and Wildlife Bill

26 Mar 2020

In 2019, the First Minister declared a climate emergency and linked it to the ongoing nature crisis. Nature needs to be given the best possible fighting chance, including protection of animals. The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill, which is currently progressing through the parliament aims to strengthen animal cruelty penalties and […]

Understanding Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Emergency

16 Mar 2020

The Manx shearwater is a beautiful and mysterious seabird. It feeds far from shore, only returning to its colonies at night – nesting in deep burrows, often at high altitude on inaccessible island mountainsides. Because of this, shearwaters are notoriously difficult to study – but Scotland is home to around 40% of the entire world […]

Our Members and Supporters

LINK has 39 Members representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.

Together they are the joint voice of the environment sector.

See all of our members and supporters

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