Rural and Environment
Reflections on New York Climate Week
23rd September 2022 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Environment Minister Mairi McAllan blogs on New York Climate Week.
Single-use plastic ban
12th August 2022 by Rural and Environment News Team
Scotland’s ban on single-use plastic products ban has become fully effective today (12 August 2022). The Scottish Government’s ban on many of the most damaging single-use plastic products came into force on 1 June 2022. However, the ban had been under threat from the UK Internal Market Act. The Act, which no devolved legislature consented...
Monitoring emissions to prioritise restoration
6th April 2022 by Rural and Environment News Team
The flux tower network in Scotland is to be extended and enhanced to better understand the carbon and climate impact of restoring peatlands.
Improving knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture
24th March 2022 by Rural and Environment News Team
The Rural Affairs Secretary has announced the opening of the next round of the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund
Scottish Nitrogen Balance Sheet
16th December 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Environment Minister Mairi McAllan blogs about a world-first introduction of legislation to help Scotland tackle climate change
Clean Air Day
17th June 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Short quote from Environment Minister welcoming Clean Air Day 2021.
Just transition to Net Zero
6th June 2021 by Richard Lochhead
First person piece by Richard Lochhead on Scotland's journey to achieving net zero emissions
World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2021 by admin
Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Ben Macpherson – UN World Wildlife Day. FROM mountain hares and sea eagles to porpoises and whales, Scotland boasts some incredible wildlife. This World Wildlife Day, people across the globe will join together – to appreciate the natural world around them, to learn more about the importance...
Restoring our peatlands is a huge win for Scotland
16th February 2021 by admin
Writing in Scotland on Sunday, Environment and Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham discusses how peatland restoration can help in our global fight against climate change. CARBON gold – not often words that spring to mind when thinking about Scotland’s boggy landscape. Yet that is exactly what our peatlands are – huge stores of carbon created...
Working together to maximise the potential of our land.
5th February 2021 by admin
Regional Land Use Partnerships are being piloted to help develop Scotland’s approach to land use in support of our green recovery and transition to net-zero. The Partnerships will help national and local government, communities, land owners and stakeholders work together to find ways to optimise land use in a fair and inclusive way – meeting...