LINK Thinks

LINK Thinks is a space for members and others to express their views about Scotland’s environment. If you would like to contribute a blog please contact The opinions expressed in this blog are the author's and not necessarily those of the wider LINK membership.

Champion on the prowl for nocturnal tigers!

03 Feb 2015

Yet again, we’re delighted that another amazing species has been championed. This time the stunning Garden Tiger which is predominantly active at night has been championed by Margaret McCulloch MSP for Central Scotland.

Workshop for Scottish marine spatial planning community

02 Feb 2015

Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Taskforce will be hosting the following event: How can marine spatial planning lead to a thriving natural marine environment in Scotland? This event will take place in the Conference Room at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ) on Thursday 12th February 2015 from 2pm – 6pm, followed […]

Rare, day-flying moth championed!

20 Jan 2015

We are delighted to announce that our latest Species Champion is Liz Smith MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife who is now championing the Slender Scotch Burnet Moth. This rare moth is confined to the steep, south-facing slopes under basalt cliffs on Mull and is on the Scottish Biodiversity List; not a moment too soon […]

We can lead world in marine planning

13 Jan 2015

FOR THE first time, we now have the means to monitor and look after the ecological health of our seas, says Calum Duncan FOR centuries, our seas have been heavily exploited for their fish, and as the highways of our trade. More recently a host of different, new industries, such as fossil fuel extraction, fish […]

Pine Marten championed!

10 Dec 2014

This adorable species is the latest to be championed under the LINK Species Champion initiative. Jamie Hepburn MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth becomes the latest Species Champion totaling up to 72 MSPs Species Champions and 87 unique species! To find out more about this species click here!

Species Champions Highly Commended at NOSA

21 Nov 2014

LINK’s Species Champion initiative was Highly Commended at the RSPB Scotland Nature of Scotland Awards under the category of ‘Innovation Award’ on November 20th 2014. We’re also delighted to hear that Claudia Beamish MSP who is the Species Champion for the Sea Trout and Forester Moth won Politician of the Year Award. The awards were […]

A fitting year to add to Scotland’s national parks

18 Nov 2014

Now is the time to enhance the legacy of John Muir, says John Mayhew Scotland’s landscapes rank amongst the best in the world in their richness, quality and diversity. We have wild mountains, pristine rivers and lochs, ancient forests and stunning coastline and islands – all rich in wildlife and history. Our landscapes enhance our […]

Species Champions hits 70!

07 Oct 2014

Scottish Environment LINK are delighted to announce that Ken Macintosh MSP brings the total of MSP Species Champions to 70, well over the halfway mark. Ken is the Species Champion for the Black Grouse and,LINK will continue to search suitable match-ups for the remaining MSPs.

The public deserve an equal right of appeal

23 Sep 2014

The public deserve an equal right of appeal Current planning laws heavily favour the developers, says Clare Symonds CAMPAIGN group Planning Democracy asked MSPs on Holyrood’s petitions committee recently to consider the case for equal rights of appeal for communities in planning decisions. The need for this petition comes from the strong feeling of injustice […]

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