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Scotland’s parks celebrate soaring success

Quality Green Flag Award parks are good for people and place Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that a record breaking 73 parks from across Scotland have been presented with a Green Flag Award this year in recognition of their high standards and provision of...

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Ray Riddoch named as The Prince’s Ambassador for Scotland

Ray Riddoch, UK Managing Director and Senior Vice President Europe of Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has been appointed as The Prince’s Ambassador for Scotland. Each year, HRH The Prince of Wales personally appoints an inspirational business figure in each of the UK’s regions and nations to...

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Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

National coalition helps smokers to change cigarette litter levels A national coalition to clean up Scotland’s roads, led by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has teamed up with the National Trust for Scotland to raise awareness of the growing problem of cigarette litter and provide pocket...

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Responding to Scotland’s Global Economic Challenge

Following a high-level briefing exclusively received today (Friday, 30th June) from the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), the inclusive economic development network SCDI has jointly launched a plan with FAI to bring forward a strategic response to the challenges outlined. SCDI will convene an informed...

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Borders huntsmen found guilty of illegal fox hunting

First successful prosecution for mounted fox hunting in Scotland Two members of the Jedforest Hunt in the Borders have been found guilty of illegal fox hunting at Jedburgh Sheriff Court in what is the first successful mounted fox hunting prosecution under the law which bans hunting. Father...