Press Releases

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

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 […]

Administrations must Work Together to Stop Seas Unravelling

03 Aug 2017

As part of a joint marine campaign, Scotland’s leading marine environment groups are calling on close collaboration between all UK administrations to ensure the UK Marine Bill makes it into the November Queen’s speech, so that Scottish and UK Marine Bills can be taken forward in tandem.

LINK Hilltrack group calls for evidence to assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks

22 Jun 2017

Hilltracks press release June 2017 Read the press release issued 21/6/17 by LINK Hilltracks subgroup, calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks.

Environmental groups call on Scottish Government to prohibit fracking

31 May 2017

And see our full consultation response here

Press release: LINK’s response to Deer Management in CNPA Park Plan

04 Apr 2017

Rights at Risk: A collection of Scottish civil society perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit

30 Mar 2017

A new report from Scottish civil society organisations, including Scottish Environment LINK, highlights that individuals’ rights must be safeguarded as the UK prepares to leave  the European Union (EU). Brought together by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, experts from 12 different civil society organisations have outlined the potential impacts on rights in Scotland of the United Kingdom […]

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