Projects across the country to expand forests, restore habitats, protect threatened species and improve our resilience to climate change have been awarded a share of £7.6m from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.
Scottish Forestry have launched a consultation about the future of grant support for forestry.
Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. It gives the opportunity to consider opinions and expertise on a proposed area of work.
The Scottish Government will carefully consider proposals to support more women into entrepreneurship, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said following publication of a wide-ranging independent review.
The sale of peat is set to be banned in Scotland, as part of wider plans to protect peatlands and reduce carbon emissions.
As most extracted peat is used for horticulture, the Scottish Government is looking for views from gardeners and commercial growers.