Our Economics Group aims to influence economic debate in Scotland, bringing the environment and well being into discussions.

The Economics group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.


Matthew Crighton, Friends of the Earth Scotland


Bruce Wilson, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Staff Liaison

Phoebe Cochrane

  • The Economics Group delivers our Circular economy project, A circular economy for a fairer footprint, supported by the Friends Provident Foundation. This is a 3 year project, which started in May 2018 and is campaigning for a strong circular economy bill.  We need to re-programme our economy to extract less from the planet, re-use what we’ve already taken and reduce our waste.


  • The Flourishing Scotland project. The Flourishing Scotland project was implemented by LINK’s Economics Group with a grant from Friends Provident Foundation between Jan 2014 and May 2017.




  • The Circular Economy. The Circular Economy approach offers a different perspective on the economy with the potential to become significantly more sustainable. LINK was involved in the development of the Scottish CE strategy.


  • Thinking about a transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy. LINK organised two events to discuss the investment needed and other tools which could aid a transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy.

Latest News

Circular Economy proposals need a top level target says Scottish Environment LINK

07 Nov 2019

SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT LINK PRESS RELEASE 7th November 2019  Circular economy proposals need top-level targets says Scottish Environment LINK  The Scottish Government consultation (2) for a Circular Economy Bill, published today, contains proposals for reducing waste but does not include the high-level targets which LINK has been calling for with the support of 35 Scottish organisations […]

Cross-sector coalition calls for a strong Circular Economy Bill

28 Aug 2019

A coalition of over 30 organisations is launched today calling for an ambitious and comprehensive Circular Economy bill.

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A circular economy for a fairer footprint

This three year project, which started in May 2018, aims to reduce our consumption of planetary resources.

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