Rural and Environment
27th July 2017 by admin
To coincide with the launch of our Pollinator Strategy, Craig Macadam, Conservation Director of Buglife, explains why we have to protect our pollinators. Imagine a world without chocolate. A world without coffee, wildflowers, strawberries, tomatoes. One out of every three mouthfuls of our food depends on insect pollination. It is almost impossible to over-emphasise the...
30th March 2017 by Digital Communications Team
Graeme Cook Director, Knowledge Exchange and Impact, SEFARI The view from a hilltop can be magical – that sense of space and scale, the feeling of the wind on your face. If you’re lucky you can feel the sun, otherwise it might be the rain or sleet (if we’re talking Scotland). You might be up...
21st March 2017 by Fergus Ewing MSP
Today is the UN International Day of Forests 2017. The Scottish Government is committed to planting more trees. We have taken action to increase our planting targets from 10,000 ha a year to 15,000 ha by 2025.
3rd March 2017 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
How we own, manage, control, conserve, promote, support and develop it matters hugely to this Government’s ambitions for our country and today on World Wildlife Day (Friday 3 March), I’m reflecting on recent successes and the challenges that lie ahead in protecting our wildlife.
15th February 2017 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
I am committed to continuing action on biodiversity protection, habitat restoration and encouraging our citizens to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Earlier this week, right in the heart of urban Scotland, I saw this in action.
25th January 2017 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Roseanna Cunningham highlights the policies and proposals at the heart of the new draft Climate Change Plan.
5th January 2017 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Roseanna Cunningham explains why 2017 promises to be highly significant for everyone who cares about our environment.
14th December 2016 by Digital Communications Team
Stewart Prodger from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s Flood Unit calls on the public to be flood aware and prepared over the festive period.
25th November 2016 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
This week I met staff at the Scottish Government’s main rural, agricultural and environmental research institutes in Edinburgh to hear about their concerns over the threats posed by Brexit.
17th November 2016 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
The recent US Presidential elections may have put the international spotlight on the Paris Agreement but for me it was very much business as usual at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.