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Scotland, a better place to live despite lower GDP compared to UK average

12 Oct 2016

Announcement of Scottish GDP performance for the second quarter of 2016 is keenly awaited and today’s figures will be interpreted in the light of the uncertainty leading up to the Brexit vote. Figures show that GDP grew by 0.4% during this period, a lower figure compared to the UK average of 0.7%.  But Scotland has […]

For a Fairer Scotland, we need a better environment – Scottish Environment LINK members react to the publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan

05 Oct 2016

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan and hopes this can be a starting point for engaging the environment movement in the conversation. With the exception of the references to the Good Food Nation strategy, the environment is otherwise absent from the 50 actions proposed. “A vision of a fair […]

Species Champions go wild in the Scottish Parliament

21 Sep 2016

The Nature of Politics: Species Champions go wild in the Scottish Parliament.  Press release, 21 September 2016. The award winning Species Champion is relaunched in the Scottish Parliament with the announcement of the first 48 Champions.

Vital protection for Scotland’s seabirds delayed by UK Government

08 Sep 2016

Environment groups urge immediate action Scottish environment groups have expressed concern that an important consultation on the protection of special places for seabirds has been held back by the UK Government. Earlier this year in July the Scottish Government launched a consultation on 10 marine Special Protection Areas, a requirement under EU law to help […]

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

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