Rural and Environment

  • Keeping essential services running during the coronavirus pandemic

    24th April 2020 by

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has written to those working in the waste and resources sector to thank them for keeping essential services running and for protecting the environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The text of the letter is as follows: To those working in the waste and resources sector I am writing to thank…

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  • Orkney leading the way on climate change

    15th August 2019 by

    The parliamentary recess provides a valuable opportunity for Scottish Government ministers to spend even more time meeting communities across the country. This week I visited the beautiful Orkney islands to see and hear first-hand how Orcadians are rising to the challenges of climate change unique to island communities and capitalising on innovation in the shared…

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  • City greenspaces

    15th February 2017 by

    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.

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  • 2017 priorities

    5th January 2017 by

    Roseanna Cunningham explains why 2017 promises to be highly significant for everyone who cares about our environment.

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  • Be flood aware and prepared

    14th December 2016 by

    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.

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  • Musings on Marrakech

    17th November 2016 by

    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.

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  • Climate change challenges

    14th November 2016 by

    This week I’m in Marrakech to discuss how nations can work together to tackle climate change.

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