Our History


LINK celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Nature Champions initiative. 


LINK launches the Farm for Scotland’s Future campaign.


LINK publishes report From Rhetoric to Reality: revisited.


LINK publishes Still Delivering the Goods, a report setting out 15 case studies of work undertaken by Scotland’s environmental charities to protect and enhance biodiversity, and  deliver on the objectives of the Scottish Government’s biodiversity strategy.


LINKing to nature and the outdoors


This is Scotland

Scotland has a wonderful natural environment and needs more funding to protect and restore it.



The LINK wide campaign Fight for Scotland’s Nature is launched. Over 22,000 people respond to Scottish Government’s consultation in support of a Scottish Environment Act to protect nature. 



Scottish Environment LINK was founded in 1987. This video was made to mark LINK’s 30th anniversary.


LINK hosts the European Environmental Bureau conference in Edinburgh where Scottish Government affirms commitment to not rolling back on EU environmental protections. LINK celebrates 30 years with a short video watch it here.


Members of the Scottish Parliament respond enthusiastically to our invitation to become Species Champions for endangered and iconic Scottish species.


A Strong Coherent Voice’, reflections on the first twenty years of LINK is published.


LINK contributed strongly to Scotland’s world leading environmental laws. In 2011 ‘Scotland’s Environmental Laws – from Rhetoric to Reality’ is published, assessing how well they were implemented. 


LINK supports Scottish Devolution on environmental grounds, appoints a Parliamentary Officer, and changes name to Scottish Environment LINK


Twenty member organisations come together as the Link Quarry Group to fight a proposed superquarry on Harris, a successful campaign lasting eight years.  ‘The Battle for Roineabhal,’ published 2006, reflects on it and the lessons for Scotland’s planning system.


Link publishes ‘State of the Scottish Environment’, a pioneering environment report laying the groundwork for subsequent environmental reports.


Early working groups on Fishfarming and Forestry generate fresh thinking on more sustainable approaches for these industries.


Scottish Wildlife & Countryside Link is established as the forum for voluntary environmental organisations, aiming to maintain close contact between them, improve communication between them and government bodies and the media, and to gain a higher profile for the environment in Scotland. 

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