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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
31 May 2017
And see our full consultation response here
04 Apr 2017
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 […]
27 Mar 2017
Environmental groups have expressed reservations about today’s publication of Scotland’s first National Marine Plan. Following several years of consultation and Parliamentary scrutiny, the Plan paves the way for a more coordinated approach to developments at sea. A coalition of environmental groups have welcomed the general principles underpinning the Plan, but remain concerned that it supports […]
07 Dec 2016
Today European Commissioners took the historic decision to retain the EU’s flagship environment legislation: the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’). Pressure to revise these laws, as their fitness was under review, was met by an 18 month Defend Nature campaign run by environmental NGOs across Europe. Public response was unprecedented, with a record […]
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