Consumer Scotland has published a piece of in-depth research exploring consumer views on how the water sector adapts to climate change. Key themes from the public dialogue included a growing alarm at the scale of the challenge and a desire for individual behavioural change to be supported by wider, systemic action by the Scottish Government, […]

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A report titled ‘Fisheries policies adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification’ was published from the ClimateXChange Secretariat earlier this May. The research authored by BMT through ClimateXChange aimed at informing Scotland’s fisheries policies, specifically focusing on driving adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification. The research prioritised the development of […]

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Scotland’s foremost fisher’s body, the Scottish Fisherman’s Federation (SFF), has challenged John Swinney, Scotland’s new First Minister, to “right the wrongs” of the Bute House Agreement and commit to putting support for fishing towards the top of the agenda. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has launched its Industry Trends and Attitudes Report, calling for a […]

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As part of the UK government’s Levelling Up initiative island communities around the UK will see a distribution of £4.6 million funding go towards vital transport links, helping to support local jobs and grow the economy. A further £3 million also awarded to Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre – the world’s first and leading wave […]

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Climate change is increasing our exposure to fluvial flooding in Scotland. Physical and mental health are negatively impacted by flooding, with the greatest health impacts in the UK and Scotland on mental health. This CREW (Centre of Expertise for Waters) Policy Brief reviews the literature on the public health impacts of fluvial flooding, including physical and […]

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The Scottish Government and teams have published a paper detailing the positive results of targeted protection for the critically endangered flapper skate within a Marine Protected Area (MPA). Evidence informed MPAs The Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA was established in 2014 with fisheries measures, such as fisheries closures and fishing gear restrictions, […]

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