Hoy has been named as one of six islands which will be supported by the Scottish Government to be carbon neutral in 18 years time.
Eilean Gorm, Loch Ard, The Trossachs Looking north north east, from a kayak, at the lake island of Eilean Gorm.© Copyright Kim McGillivray
“By providing a pit stop for pollinators, you will be doing your bit for the insects that allow us to survive. Without them, we are gone. ” Alan Titchmarsh
Nick wanted to construct a greener alternative to traditional house building methods and built his home out of straw bales.
One of the easiest ways anyone with a garden, or a balcony, can support wildlife is to sow a mixture of wildflowers.
Support is focussed on low emission slurry spreading equipment and slurry store covers that are proven to reduce harmful ammonia emissions and reduce adverse impacts on water quality resulting from the storage and spreading of livestock slurry and digestate.
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto
Image credit Rosie Hopkins, taken at Portmoak Moss
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is set to upgrade its Floodline messaging system and incorporate other hazard notifications for communities and businesses across Scotland.
primary and secondary school pupils across the islands have been producing artwork and stories to represent their hopes for a sustainable, climate-friendly future on their islands.