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Now is time to save Scotland’s ocean giants

24 Jul 2016

Urgently-needed measures to protect and recover populations of whales, dolphins and basking sharks must not fall victim to administrative delays, warn environmental groups. Two years ago (24th July 2012), the Scottish Government received formal advice recommending four Marine Protected Areas to safeguard some of the largest mammals and fish in our seas, including the world’s […]

Good planning essential for improving health of Scotland’s seas

13 Jul 2016

Scotland’s planning system must be directed to improve the health of our marine environment, according to a new report published today by Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Group. ‘Living with the seas’ outlines a far-sighted vision for delivering sustainable development of Scotland’s sea area and securing environmental recovery from decades of decline. The report makes a […]

New figures show UK far behind other countries on social progress

30 Jun 2016

LINK reaction to EU referendum results

24 Jun 2016

24 June 2016 – On 23 June, 52% of the UK’s population voted in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union (EU) while 62% of Scottish voters supported remaining in the EU. Given that environmental legislation falls primarily within the competence of the EU, with 28 different Member States working together on common […]

Join newly launched LINKLocal: connecting Scotland’s local environment voices

03 May 2016

LINKLocal, a project funded by Scottish Environment LINK, aims to link up Scotland’s campaigning and local action groups working on environment issues, read our press release below for full details, or to join, sign up here  LINKLocal

GDP growth not good enough on its own – say Scottish Environment LINK members

06 Apr 2016

6 April 2016 – The GDP figures released today show us that the Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2015 and by 1.9% over 2015 as a whole but tell us very little about whether Scotland is a better country to live in. Scottish Environment LINK members believe that while too […]

Wildlife Proclamation – LINK Press Release

24 Mar 2016


Scottish Environment LINK welcomes Scottish government indicators for assessing the state of our environment

11 Mar 2016

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the Scottish government’s update of the National Performance (NPF) indicators which takes us closer to realising the full potential of the NPF as a tool for measuring progress towards sustainable development. “NPF is key to measuring government performance against quality of life and the state of our natural environment as well as […]

Standing for Species: Championing Wildlife in the Scottish Parliament

25 Feb 2016

The 76 MSPs who have participated in the Species Champions Initiative were thanked this evening for their work during the current parliament to support Scotland’s threatened wildlife. Scottish Environment LINK held a reception in Holyrood hosted by Rob Gibson MSP. Read more here.  

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