News for: Scotland

Beavers to become protected species in Scotland

Monday, April 1, 2019

Beavers will become a protected species in Scotland from May, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said.

The long-awaited and controversial move - opposed by many farmers - follows extensive wrangling over how their numbers should be managed.

Farming leaders have raised concerns about the damage caused to agricultural land from their dam-building.

Scottish Natural Heritage will issue guidance for farmers over the coming weeks.

Bringing Salmon back to river after two Centuries

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The UK’s longest rock ramp construction is set to return salmon and other fish species to a Scottish river for the first time in over 200 years.

In the first project of its kind in Scotland, RiverLife has begun to transform the River Avon and the River Almond in West Lothian through a mixture of large scale capital projects and smaller scale works.

SEPA River Basin Management Plan Consultation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SEPA's River Basin Management Plan Consultations are now open. There are two plans that are open for consultation, these are the Scotland River basin district and the Solway Tweed River basin district. Your input to these consultations and contribution to the delivery of the second river basin plans is essential if they are to meet the challenges facing the Scottish water environment in the future.

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