LINK Representation

Food and Farming

Farming 1.5 panel: Deborah Long, ScotLINK CO

Scottish Government Stakeholder groups:
Agricultural and Rural development Stakeholder Group
Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland, Vicki Swales, RSPB.
Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board (ARIOB) Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland.
National Programme Assessment Committee (Agri-Environment Climate scheme) John Thomson SCNP, Vicki Swales RSPB.
Rural Development Operational Committee: Vicki Swales, RSPB
NFUS Farmed Environment Forum: Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

Find out more about LINK’s Food and Farming group


SAGES Source to Sea Forum: Craig Macadam (Buglife)


Clyde Marine Planning Partnership: Calum Duncan (MCS)
Scottish Government Sectoral Plan for Offshore Wind: Esther Brooker (LINK MPEO)
Scottish Government Fisheries Management and Conservation Group: Calum Duncan (MCS)
Scottish Government Inshore Fisheries Management and Conservation Group: Calum Duncan (MCS)
Marine Protected Area Monitoring and Management Plans (MarPAMM) project advisory group – Fanny Royanez (LINK MPEO)
COMPASS advisory group – Fanny Royanez (LINK MPEO)
Project UK Fisheries Improvement Project steering group (Scallops and Nephrops) – Calum Duncan (MCS)
Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group (Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism) – Fanny Royanez and Esther Brooker (LINK MPEOs)

SEPA National Aquaculture Stakeholder advisory panel: Dawn Purchase (MCS)

Scottish Aquaculture Council – David McKay (Soil Association)

Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF) Grants Advisory Panel – Calum Duncan (MCS)

National Marine Plan Stakeholder Steering group – Calum Duncan (MCS) and Esther Brooker (LINK MPEO)

Climate Change Plan stakeholder group – Esther Brooker (LINK MPEO)

ScotMER forum – Esther Brooker & Fanny Royanez (LINK MPEO); Anna Moscrop & Fiona Read, (Whale and Dolphin Conservation); Lauren Hartny-Mills (Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust)

Find out more about LINK’s Marine group

Land Use & Reform

National Parks Stakeholder Group, Aedan Smith, Trustee & John Thomson, Scottish Campaign for National Parks


DPEA Stakeholder Forum: Esme Clelland (RSPB Scotland) 

SRUC Stakeholder Group: Esme Clelland (RSPB Scotland)

Environment and Land Use sub group of the ongoing work on a Sector Deal for the Onshore Renewables Industry: Peter Hearn (RSPB Scotland)

Scottish Government’s Peatland Expert Advisory Group: Rosie Simpson (John Muir Trust).

Sheffield University Project Natural Environment Environment Council (NERC) Planning and Ecology project stakeholder workshop – Esme Clelland (RSPB Scotland), Clare Symonds (Planning Democracy)

Find out more about LINK’s Planning group

Cross Cutting Forums

Conservation Funders Forum: Deborah Long, LINK Chief Officer, Craig Macadam (Buglife), Darryl Cox (Bumblebee Conservation Trust), Kathy Wormald (Froglife), Paul Walton (RSPB Scotland)
Cairngorms 2030- Heritage Horizons Programme Advisory Panel: Deborah Long, Chief Officer LINK
UK Shared Prosperity Fund Environment and Sustainability Roundtable: Alison Connelly, RSPB Scotland

Climate Change Plan Advisory Group: Deborah Long, LINK Chief Officer and Dan Paris, Advocacy Manager

Scottish Government’s National Litter and Flytipping Strategy (NLFS) Delivery Group: Catherine Gemmell, MCS


Greener UK’s and ELUK Devolution Group, Dan Paris, LINK Advocacy Manager; LLoyd Austin, Honorary Fellow

ERCS Board, Deborah Long, CO and Aedan Smith, Trustee

ERCS Advocacy Working Group, Dan Paris, Advocacy Manager  

Civil Society Working Group on Incorporation of Human Rights. Dan Paris, Advocacy Manager


NatureScot Deer Management Round Table, Duncan Orr-Ewing, RSPB, Mike Daniels, John Muir Trust, Alan McDonnell, Trees for Life
Scottish Wild Deer and Venison Steering Group, Alan McDonnell, Trees for Life

Find out more about LINK’s Deer group.

Sustainable Economics

Scottish Forum on Natural Capital: Economics Group fields rep as appropriate
Scottish Government Roundtable to review the National Performance Framework: Deborah Long, LINK

SIDAs Wellbeing and sustainable development working group: Phoebe Cochrane, LINK

Find out more about LINK’s Economics Group


Scottish Biodiversity Programme- Stakeholder Engagement Group – Open Government Approach – Paul Walton RSPB Scotland, Calum Duncan, Marine Conservation Society (MCS)
SBS Non-Native Species Action Group – Paul Walton RSPB Scotland, Craig Macadam Buglife
SBS Habitats and Species Group – Paul Walton RSPB Scotland, Craig Macadam Buglife
SBS Co-ordination Group – Paul Walton RSPB Scotland

Conservation Funding Forum – Deborah Long (LINK), Craig Macadam (Buglife), Darryl Cox (Bumblebee Conservation Trust), Kathy Wormald (Froglife), Stuart brooks (National Trust for Scotland), Paul Walton (RSPB Scotland).

Scottish Beaver Advisory Group – Hazel Forrest (Scottish Wildlife Trust)

NatureScot 30×30 and Nature Networks Workshops – Bruce Wilson (SWT) and Isobel Mercer
(RSPB Scotland)

Find out more about LINK’s Wildlife group


Scottish Forestry Customer Reference Group: Andrew Weatherall, RSPB
Scottish Tree Health Advisory Group: Matt Elliot Woodland Trust Scotland
Scottish Forestry National Stakeholder Forum: Deborah Long, LINK CO / Alan McDonnell, Trees for Life /  Andrew Weatherall, RSPB.
Scottish Forestry Adaptation & Resilience: Alan McDonnell, Trees for Life and Andrew Weatherall, RSPB.

National Forestry Stakeholders Group: Deborah Long, CO or Alan McDonnell, Trees For Life or Andrew Weatherall, RSPB

Find out more about LINK’s Woodland group

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