The final version of the Scottish National Planning Framework 3 was published today (23rd June 2014). WRi is very pleased to see that protection for wild land and recognition of the revised wild land map produced by SNH using approaches and methodes developed by WRi has made it into the document (see Carver et al., … Read more
The Scottish Government published their third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on Tuesday 30 April 2103. This will influence development plans across Scotland and guide future planning decisions on a range of sectors including transport, energy and infrastructure. Section 2.20 focuses on wild land and states: “SNH has been updating … Read more
The latest map of raptor persecution in Scotland (the “map of shame”) has been published by PAW Scotland as reported by Bib McMillan and Calum Brown of the Scottish Wild Land Group in the latest edition of Wild Land News and followed up by the blog site of Raptor Persecution Scotland.
Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life has been awarded the Glenfiddich “Spirit of Scotland” award (environment category) for his outstanding and long-term commitment to re-instating the Caledonian Forest. See the Trees for Life web pages for more details. Well done Alan and all those at Trees for Life on a well deserved … Read more
WRi work on wildness mapping in Scotland reported by BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8321898.stm