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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 […]

Environmental groups urge caution on new Marine Plan

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 […]

EU Saves Flagship Wildlife Laws

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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