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
Marking International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Scotland’s Chief Vet
11th February 2022 by admin
A Q&A with Sheila Voas, Scotland's Chief Veterinary Officer to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Lifting of Disease Control Zones
21st January 2022 by admin
Scotland’s Chief Veterinary Officer provides advice to bird to ensure that they keep up to date with the current disease situation.
Climate Challenge Programme Malawi Virtual Visit
8th November 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Ahead of COP26, I was privileged to go on a Virtual Visit to the village of Mangamba, to meet with the amazing people who participated in Scottish Government funded Climate Challenge Programme Malawi (CCPM). On that day the people of Mangamba spoke with urgency about the climate crisis – relaying how climate change had already...
Reviewing Scotland’s First Honey Bee Health Strategy
18th October 2021 by Mairi Gougeon MSP
Honey bees are part of both our Scottish agricultural landscape and our environment. As well as the production of honey and bee hive products, they play a significant role in the pollination of food crops and wild flora. As part of the environmental crisis, insect populations, including wild honey bees have been in decline across...
New animal licensing regulations to come in to force
30th August 2021 by Mairi Gougeon MSP
Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on animal licensing regulations to come in to force from 1st September
Clean Air Day
17th June 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Short quote from Environment Minister welcoming Clean Air Day 2021.