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Scottish Environment LINK announces new Chief Officer, Dr Deborah Long

29 Jan 2019

Scotland’s Forum for environmental organisations has announced the appointment of plant ecologist, turned network leader, Deborah Long, as Chief Officer. Deborah has extensive senior leadership experience in natural and cultural heritage in Scotland, as well as leadership of a multi-partner international consortium working in citizen science across Europe. Announcing the appointment, Charles Dundas, Chair of […]

Scottish Environmental NGOs call for more ambitious climate targets as report highlights increasing climate change pressures on Scottish biodiversity

03 Jan 2019

Machair, Atlantic salmon, white beaked dolphin, capercaillie and golden plover among unique Scottish habitats and species at risk. Scotland’s nature, from our seas to the highest mountains, is coming under increasing pressure from climate change, a new report published today [Thurs 3rd Jan] finds. Scotland’s Nature on Red Alert: Climate change impacts on Scottish biodiversity, […]

First Minister’s Advisory Group call for a right to a healthy environment fundamental for a Fairer Scotland, say Scottish Environmental NGOs 

10 Dec 2018

35 Scottish environmental charities, members of Scottish Environment LINK, welcomed recommendations to enshrine the right to a healthy environment in Scots law through a new Act of the Scottish Parliament. The recommendations were made by the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, chaired by Professor Alan Miller. They echo the work of the […]

Seafloor Integrity Report media release

09 Nov 2018

Launch of Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group’s latest commissioned report: Seafloor Integrity.

Investing in the Environment Makes Sound Financial Sense

05 Nov 2018

Scotland’s environment movement today (Wednesday 5th November) called on government to ensure Scotland’s environment is properly protected in order to secure the economic gains it provides. A new report, Valuing our Environment, launched today, shows that sustainable use of our environment underpins the economy by £17.2 billion a year, or more than a tenth of […]

Future farm support in Scotland – a very muddy picture: LINK response to Ministerial statement on CAP

01 Oct 2018

On 26 September 2018, Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and farm payments, in the context of Brexit. In this he confirmed that farm and rural businesses will receive ‘…their current payment entitlements largely as they currently are, and not just in 2019 but in […]

LINK Hilltracks Press release – Changing Tracks report

18 Sep 2018

Hilltracks report press release

LINK response to report by the National Council of Rural Advisers “Discussion document: a rural conversation”

13 Jun 2018

In response to the publication of the National Council of Rural Advisers (NRCA) report “Discussion document: a rural conversation”, Vicki Swales Convenor of LINK’s Land Group and Pete Ritchie Convenor of LINK’s Food and Farming Subgroup issued the following statement: ‘The NCRA was tasked with recommending future action that could sustain a vibrant and flourishing […]

Over 100 MSPs Champion Scottish Biodiversity for 100 Days under the banner of Scottish Environment LINK’s Species Champions Initiative

05 Jun 2018

On 5 June, in celebration of World Environment Day, Scottish Environment LINK members are launching their Species Champion 100-day Challenge. For 100 days over 100 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who have accepted to become a Species Champion will be participating in a series of actions raising awareness about their selected species, encouraging policy […]

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