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Call 999: an Emergency for Scotland’s Biodiversity

16 Mar 2007

5 April 2007: 1,000 days left to 2010, when the target to halt the loss of biodiversity expires. How is Scotland doing in terms of progress towards this target? See also: The report Call 999: an Emergency for Scotland’s Biodiversity

New Wave of Measures Agreed for Scotland’s Seas

12 Mar 2007

Marine spatial planning, a new Marine Management Organisation and ways to protect species and habitats that are ‘Scottish specialities’ could revolutionise how we manage our seas and coasts. These recommendations from a group of marine experts, convened by the Scottish Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Ross Finnie, could greatly benefit people and wildlife says Scottish […]

The Demise of Scottish Gin?

07 Feb 2007

Prize-giving proves tonic as Holyrood is alerted to the plight of the Juniper bush. Plantlife Scotland, the national branch of the leading UK charity working to protect wild plants, launched a report on the stark decline of Juniper during Scottish Environment Week with a competition to win a bottle of gin – aromatic Juniper berries […]

Looking After your Environment is Good for your Health

05 Feb 2007

The well-being of Scottish citizens will be the primary concern of participants in 2007’s Scottish Environment week that starts today in the Scottish Parliament. Investing in Scotland’s environment is good for your health – will be the message of the week…

Global Warming a Threat to Tourism in Scotland

01 Feb 2007

Changes in weather patterns due to global warming threaten the tourist economy in Scotland, a conference in Edinburgh will report. Climate change will be one of the key issues discussed by speakers at a conference on sustainable tourism on 1st February at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, to launch Scottish Environment week…

Vital Planning Vote: MSPs Urged not to Ignore Communities and the Environment

14 Nov 2006

MSPs have been warned not to push through planning reforms that could actually threaten the environment and erode public confidence in the system…

Impacts of Unjust Planning Legislation Reveled in New Maps

13 Jun 2006

New maps produced by Scottish Environment LINK demonstrate the alarming implications of the Scottish Executive’s planning reforms for the first time. The maps reveal which areas of Scotland could be in line for major developments, including nuclear waste dumps, waste incinerators, nuclear power stations, landfill sites, prisons and electricity transmission lines if amendments to the […]

Tourist Industry should Join with First Minister in Supporting Scotland as World Champions

09 Jun 2006

Landscape campaigners are challenging Scotland’s tourist bosses to cease their attack on Scotland’s First Minister about who to support in the World Cup and spend more time positively supporting Scotland’s own world class player – its landscape. Landscape organisations have welcomed the Scottish Executive’s establishment of a Scottish Landscape Forum and will be devoting their […]

Disappointed and Disillusioned by Planning Reforms

10 May 2006

Local communities have, yet again, had their requests for real rights denied by the majority of the Scottish Parliament’s communities committee. The Stage 1 report published today concludes that a majority of the committee do not see any need for communities, local authorities or individuals to have the right to participate in a formal examination […]

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