19 Oct 2022
A guest blog from Mike Robinson, LINK Honorary Fellow. The first nine months of this year have been some of the most disruptive I have ever known. Almost everyone I speak to feels they have been working harder than ever but can’t quite put their finger on what they’ve achieved. It is relentless and it […]
06 Oct 2022
Guest blog by WWF Scotland Policy Advisor, Mario Ray The UK’s fishing industry has long been a fundamental part of vibrant coastal communities, providing livelihoods to many and food to feed us, from Cullen Skink on a cold winter’s evening, to whole grilled mackerel with lemon and garlic, or scampi and chips by the sea. […]
29 Sep 2022
On 27 September, LINK held our 2022 Congress, the first since 2019. It was fantastic to see everyone, share our highs and lows and reinvigorate ourselves and each other. When we set it up, we had no idea how topical our theme would be to the week. In a week when Westminster politics reflected the […]
06 Sep 2022
Today’s Programme for Government comes amid severe challenges and political uncertainty. It is more important than ever that government, at all levels, retains a laser-focus on tackling the nature and climate emergencies, and ensures that this is a decade of delivery. This parliamentary term will see vital legislation across a number of policy areas, including […]
30 Aug 2022
Every day brings new illustrations of the climate and nature emergency we’re facing across the world: food insecurity, water shortages, pollution, unaffordable costs of living and overwhelmed healthcare. To treat the symptoms, we must treat the cause. The twin crises of a warming planet and widespread nature loss are deeply connected and mutually reinforcing. Both […]
22 Jul 2022
Most people have an inherent dislike for wastefulness, yet we seem to be stuck in a system which pays little heed to the quantity of waste that is generated or its final destination. Now is the time to have your say on how we can change this situation.
12 Jul 2022
Scotland is renowned for its rivers and lochs. Our freshwaters provide a home to iconic species such as Atlantic Salmon and Freshwater Pearl Mussels. They provide drinking water, and are used to generate electricity. They support game fisheries, and are essential for the production of food and drinks, including whisky. Freshwaters are important for our […]
08 Jun 2022
Meeting commitments to protect at least 30% of Scottish seas for ecosystem recovery by 2030 Evidence is growing to show that the health of Scotland’s seas has been in decline for some time. Seabed habitats are a shadow of what they once were, fish stocks have dwindled, and coastlines are changing due to the […]
01 Jun 2022
The consultation on the Cairngorms national park plan has generated a huge response, with nearly 1,500 people – residents and visitors alike - making their views known. While 75% of respondents were supportive, fears have been raised over rural workers’ jobs.
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