Rural and Environment

  • Rural Affairs Minister updates Parliament on proposals to protect the welfare of animals during transport

    15th March 2021 by

    Following closure of the public consultation on the recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee in its Opinion on the Welfare of Animals During Transport, the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Ben Macpherson has today updated Parliament on the Scottish Government’s current considerations.  Mr Macpherson said: “We understand the concerns raised…

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  • Informing our climate change adaptation plans

    19th March 2019 by

    By Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham You may well have seen in the news that severe flooding in the south of Malawi – followed by the arrival of Cyclone Idai, which has also caused devastation across Mozambique and Zimbabwe – has affected over a million people, sadly resulting in loss of life and many tens…

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  • In the news: Rest of UK consults on DRS

    19th February 2019 by

    You may have seen in the news that a consultation has been launched on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government has already consultated on a Deposit Return scheme. The consultation closed closed in September and the analysis is due imminently.  A Scottish Government Spokesperson said: “We…

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  • Environmental Strategy analysis published

    16th February 2019 by

    By Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham In the Programme for Government, we committed to developing an Environment Strategy to help protect and enhance Scotland’s natural environment and continue our leading role in tackling global environmental challenges. I set out our plans for developing the Strategy in a discussion paper, published last summer. Thisoutlined a draft vision and…

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