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Marine Act Heralds New Dawn For Management Of Scotland’s Seas

10 Mar 2010

Following a decade of campaigning by members of Scottish Environment LINK, and the passing of the Marine (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament on 4th February, today’s Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen creates the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. After almost ten years of campaigning, we are delighted that we now have a Marine […]

Parliament Votes to Protect Scotland’s Marine Environment

08 Feb 2010

"After almost ten years of campaigning, it is great that the Scottish Parliament has passed a bill that will improve the health of Scotland’s seas. We particularly welcome the duty to protect and enhance our seas, a marine planning system that includes environmental targets and a duty to deliver a network of marine protected areas." […]

We Must Learn to Live WITH the Land

02 Dec 2009

Scottish Environment LINK today published “Living with the Land”, a paper outlining proposed content for the Sustainable Land Use Strategy (SLUS) "For too long we in Scotland have lived off the land, now we need to live with the land. Instead of land being viewed as simply a resource to be exploited for profit and […]

Marine Bill must be ‘World Leading’ Too

29 Oct 2009

Calum Duncan, the Convener of Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Task Force has called for all parties in the Scottish Parliament to continue their progress towards a strong Marine Bill…

Welcome for New Flooding Bill

13 May 2009

Sustainable flood management, good for people and biodiversity! LINK welcomes the passing of the new Bill on flooding. This is a major opportunity to have more sustainable approaches for the management of flood risk.

Sea Change Needed

30 Apr 2009

Scotland’s environment groups welcome the Scottish Marine Bill After years of campaigning, we are delighted to see a Marine Bill before the Scottish Parliament. This Bill is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that our seas are adequately protected and sustainably managed, so that future generations can benefit from them as we have. As the Bill […]

Next week is Scottish Environment Week 2009

20 Feb 2009

Scottish Environment Week brings together politicians, businesses, officials, environmentalists and people from all walks of life to celebrate Scotland’s environment. Since its inception in 2003, the week has become a popular fixture in the parliamentary calendar, and MSPs from all parties will be attending events celebrating the many facets of Scotland’s environment. The Week creates […]

Environment Groups Welcome Announcement of New Planning Body for Scotland’s Seas

09 Feb 2009

We are delighted that Marine Scotland will become a reality. This new body must now develop and meet tough targets for the sustainable management, protection and recovery of Scotland’s seas. We believe that improved protection for marine wildlife, a comprehensive network of marine protected areas and a statutory planning system that furthers the conservation of […]

Report Reveals Vital role of Charities in Improving Scotland’s Biodiversity

17 Dec 2008

Scotland’s environmental charities are playing a pivotal role in helping to improve the biodiversity of Scotland, a new report revealed today (Wednesday 17th December). Scottish environmental charities have really shown their worth this year by taking the lead on numerous projects for people and wildlife which help meet the objectives of the Government’s Biodiversity Action […]

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