Forestry and woodlands
A new regenerative farming event will be held in Scotland this summer. GO Falkland, hosted on the Falkland Estate in Fife, will bring together speakers from across agriculture, agroforestry, soil biology and food provision, to create a one-day discussion forum for farming businesses and others interested in a profitable, sustainable approach to food production and soil health.
Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced a £1 million increase to the Scottish Land Fund - a flagship scheme that helps communities take ownership of local land and buildings.
Ms Gougeon visited Granton Community Gardeners project, a previous recipient of support from the Fund.
Communities across Scotland are being asked to consider whether their local area could be designated as the country’s newest national park.
Individuals, groups or organisations considering making a proposal can now register early interest.
NatureScot has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement of the public appointment of Professor Colin Galbraith as the new chair of the NatureScot board.
To establish a sustainable population of wildcats research published today recommends a number of actions, to work alongside releases of wildcats, for population reinforcement.