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Campaigners hail ‘landmark’ decision over unauthorised track in Glen Clova

11 Mar 2020

A Scottish Government reporter has today dismissed a landowner’s appeal against an order forcing the removal of a controversial vehicle track in scenic Glen Clova, Cairngorms NP. The decision ends a long-running battle over the 1.5km track, which is visible for miles around and features spoil mounds up to 10 metres wide. The landowner had […]

Campaigners welcome new Scottish environment strategy

25 Feb 2020

New environment watchdog must have teeth, say charities Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of a vision and outcomes for an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have called on the government to back up this commitment with legally […]

Environmental groups welcome Deer Working Group report as a potential catalyst to bring deer management into the 2020s

29 Jan 2020

Scottish Environment LINK – a coalition of organisations involved in land and deer management, forestry, wildlife conservation, cultural heritage, community land partnerships, nature education and outdoor recreation – has welcomed the findings in the report published today by the independent Deer Working Group (DWG). The independent expert body that was appointed by Scottish Ministers in […]

Campaigners urge Scottish Government to be bold with planning rights for climate and biodiversity developments

29 Jan 2020

Leading environmental charities have urged the Scottish Government to change its current review of permitted development rights (that allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application) to ensure the legislation is fit to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises facing Scotland. In their response […]

Brexit trade deals could threaten iconic Scottish wildlife, say leading charities

27 Jan 2020

Brexit trade deals could put iconic Scottish wildlife at risk at a time when 1 in 9 species in Scotland is at risk of extinction, say Scotland’s leading environmental charities. Otters, bottlenose dolphins, puffins, bats, Golden eagle and osprey are among a host of species that will face increased threats after 31 January. Many of […]

The launch of a new Environment Rights Centre for Scotland

20 Jan 2020

Many people in Scotland suffer from a polluted environment, particularly those in poorer communities, and across Scotland environmental crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, toxic air and plastic pollution are becoming ever more pressing. There is a growing and increasingly complex body of environmental law in Scots law – some of it world-leading – and […]

Cross-sector coalition of 18 groups calls for deer management to meet the needs of the 2020s

13 Jan 2020

A coalition of environmental, community, wildlife, forestry, and outdoor recreational groups is urging the Scottish Government to bring in enhanced statutory regulation to ensure the nation’s deer population is managed effectively and sustainably for the benefit of communities and the natural environment. This is especially urgent, says the coalition, in the light of the accelerating […]

Statement on Glen Clova Hill Track

10 Dec 2019

A landowner is appealing the Cairngorm National Park’s decision to force the removal of a controversial vehicle track in scenic Glen Clova in Angus. A Scottish Government planning official will conduct a site visit on Friday 20 December to view the track, which sparked national headlines in October this year – including coverage from the […]

Environmental groups respond to SNH deer management report

04 Dec 2019

A coalition of environmental organisations have welcomed improvements in the functioning of deer management groups while warning that a step change is needed if climate and biodiversity targets are to be met. A report published last week by Scottish Natural Heritage suggests that there has been “significant progress” in deer management planning and evidence of […]

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