Land Use & Reform

This Group takes forward an integrated approach to LINK’s engagement with developments from the Land Reform Bill, seeking join up with the principles of the Land Use Strategy, and ensuring that landscape concerns are sufficiently recognised in decisions around land use

The Land use and Reform group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.

Convener

John Thomson

Staff liaison

Dan Paris

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Wilder nature, peopled places

30 Aug 2022

Every day brings new illustrations of the climate and nature emergency we’re facing across the world: food insecurity, water shortages, pollution, unaffordable costs of living and overwhelmed healthcare. To treat the symptoms, we must treat the cause. The twin crises of a warming planet and widespread nature loss are deeply connected and mutually reinforcing. Both […]

National park plan should be an opportunity to secure and increase rural jobs, not threaten them

01 Jun 2022

The consultation on the Cairngorms national park plan has generated a huge response, with nearly 1,500 people – residents and visitors alike - making their views known. While 75% of respondents were supportive, fears have been raised over rural workers’ jobs.

Scotland and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration: 5 priorities for the coming year

23 May 2022

How important is nature to us all? We live in an ever changing world with biodiversity loss and ecosystem that no longer function, extreme climate changes and pressures of war, costs of living, energy and food security issues, all impacting us all now, here in Scotland and across the world. Is it self indulgent to […]

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