Press Releases

Read our latest press releases here, you can also search for historic releases in publications.

Reaction to Defra environmental principles and watchdog consultation

11 May 2018

In response to the public consultation launched on 10 May by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Scottish Environment LINK Chair Charles Dundas of Woodland Trust Scotland noted the following: “We note the publication of the Defra England and UK reserved matters consultation on the creation of a new independent environmental watchdog […]

77% of Scots want farming to deliver for our environment and climate, poll suggests

03 May 2018

A poll of 1,000 Scots conducted by Survation on behalf of Scottish Environment LINK reveals overwhelming public support in favour of a farm subsidy system that delivers for the environment. 77% of respondents would like to see farm support be conditional to land managers showing that they are supporting wildlife and are reducing climate impacts. […]

Environmental Rights Centre Scotland

27 Mar 2018

Read our press release published today (Tuesday 27 March) on the feasibility of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland LINKPREnvironmentalRightsCentreScotland

Scottish Government must drive Just Transition towards carbon-neutral farming, urge 50 NGOs, farmers, rural groups and academics

26 Mar 2018

Fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers[1] including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Scottish Environment LINK members are calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. In a joint letter[2], the signatories urge Cabinet […]

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 […]

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