Protecting Scotland's Wild Mammals (September 2019)
A proposal for a Bill to improve the protection and conservation of wild mammals by: ending the hunting of wild mammals with dogs; protecting foxes and hares; and tightening the criteria for issuing a licence for the killing of certain wild animals.
Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019–2029 (November 29 2018)
The Scottish Government draft Forestry Strategy provides a 10-year framework for action to achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests. The draft strategy sets out the Government’s ambitions for forestry, aiming to set principles of sustainable forest management at its core. This consultation. This consultation invited responses on the content of the draft strategy. You can read GWCT Scotland’s response using the title link above.
Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland (24 August 2018)
The Scottish Government’s discussion paper invites views to help develop an Environment Strategy for Scotland. It takes forward the commitment in the Scottish Government’s 2017/18 Programme for Government – A Nation with Ambition – to develop a strategic approach on environmental policy to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, safeguard natural capital and continue to develop a leading role in addressing environmental challenges. You can read GWCT Scotland’s response to the discussion paper using the title link above.
Stability and Simplicity proposals for a rural funding transition period – Scottish Government (15 August 2018)
The result of the UK referendum on EU membership means that Scotland needs to develop a new rural support policy. The Stability and Simplicity consultation set up by the Scottish Government outlines proposals for a rural funding transition period, which respondents were asked to comment on. You can read GWCT Scotland’s response using the title link above.