Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment community, with over 40 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 NatureScot, Scottish Government and Charitable Trusts.
We facilitate change: we build collaboration, and 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.
Where Scotland’s nature, land and seascapes are healthy and resilient, able to support thriving communities and flourishing people.
For the environment, nature, land and seascapes so they are able to support a prosperous future.
Able to communicate effectively, work together and achieve more as a result.
News and Updates
Statement from LINK’s Deer Group
23 May 2023
Statement from Duncan Orr-Ewing, Chair of Scottish Environment LINK’s Deer Group: “The reduction in the population of Scotland’s large and increasing deer population is urgently required to deliver a range of public outcomes related to the climate and nature emergency – including native woodland regeneration, peatland protection, and the creation of more diverse and resilient […]
The red squirrel is a true emblem of the Scottish countryside. To catch a glimpse of fiery red fur flickering up a tree and out of sight is a rare treat for most of us. There are only 140,000 red squirrels left in the UK, and more than 75% of these reside in Scotland. Their […]
Saving Scotland’s Rainforest – approaches to the growing problem of invasive Rhododendron ponticum
17 May 2023
Rhododendron ponticum is one of the main threats to Scotland’s rainforest, alongside overgrazing by deer and sheep. An invasive non-native plant that is now well established in Scotland and the rest of the UK, it suppresses rainforest lichens and bryophytes, as well as the native trees which support them. The longer this issue is left […]
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