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Read LINK’s Press release as we resign from Cleaner Air for Scotland Governance Group

26 Mar 2018

Press Release LINK Resigns from CAFSGG Mar18

Environmental organisations welcome UK-leading environmental commitments in Scottish Continuity Bill

21 Mar 2018

Amendments to protect EU environmental principles and address governance gaps post-Brexit are expected to be passed today with cross-party support by the Scottish Parliament.  Environmental organisations have called on Westminster to follow Scotland’s lead. Amendment 39 by Claudia Beamish MSP, supported by Colin Smyth MSP and amendment 56 by Mark Ruskell MSP are expected to be […]

Response to the Loch Carron Marine Protected Area consultation

20 Feb 2018

In response to the launch of the Scottish Government consultation, proposing to formalise and extend the boundary of the existing emergency Loch Carron nature conservation Marine Protected Area and fisheries management measures: Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland for the Marine Conservation Society and Convener of Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Group said: “Local divers have long […]

Help us plan a better Scotland: Environmental charities launch e-action to fix Scotland’s Planning Bill

15 Feb 2018

Scottish Environment LINK members have launched an e-action to gather support around much needed changes to the Scottish Government’s Planning Bill that will put our communities and the environment first. Planning is the foundation that preserves and enhances our built and natural environment, shaping and supporting our local communities. At its best, planning can deliver […]

Marine: Scottish Parliament votes to support iconic mobile species

31 Jan 2018

Scottish Parliament vote to support iconic mobile species Scottish Environment LINK members welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement to provide additional resources for the development of four nature conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) including for some of Scotland’s most iconic mobile species. Following a call from the Scottish Green Party, the Scottish Government has committed additional […]

Marine: It’s time to invest in the future of Scotland’s young people by investing in healthy seas

10 Jan 2018

Don’t let our legacy be their burden – 2018, Scotland’s Year of Young People, must be the year Scotland invests in healthy seas for the benefit of current and future generations. With just two years until 2020, the year by which Scotland has committed to halting biodiversity loss, and also the Year of Scotland’s Coast […]

EU environmental principles sit at the heart of Scottish policy-making, says Secretary for the Environment Roseanna Cunningham

06 Nov 2017

6 November 2017 – Speaking to over 200 delegates attending the European Environmental Bureau’s annual conference, co-organised with Scottish Environment LINK, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham said that: “The creation of a European Union has been about recognising shared values that bring us together across national boundaries. A […]

Members of Scottish Parliament celebrate Scotland’s marine life

27 Sep 2017

On Friday 1st September, members of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee set sail from the Isle of Mull to experience Scotland’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Departing from Tobermory, the Committee members visited part of the Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area on the West Coast of Scotland. The trip […]

2017-2018 Programme for government green commitments an important first step towards UN Sustainable Development Goals

06 Sep 2017

5 September 2017 – Scottish Environment LINK members warmly welcome measures to safeguard Scotland’s environment outlined in the Scottish Government’s programme for government. Clean air and transport, tackling climate change and reducing waste as well as promoting eco-innovation are key areas of action that can deliver benefits for everyone in Scotland. “Scotland’s pledge to support […]

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