If you've any news about Highland biodiversity and the environment that you'd like us to share, get in touch with Caroline at highlandenvironmentforum@gmail.com

18 September 2018Outdoor volunteering meetings

Notes from the August outdoor volunteering meeting are available here.

Our next meeting will be in November at Evanton Community Woods. If you'd like to find out more about the group, or join us in Evanton, get in touch with Caroline


Photograph of volunteers at Evanton

27 August 2018Book your place at the 11th September Forum meeting

There's just a week to go to book your place at the Forum meeting on 11th September. See the programme and book at https://environmentforum.eventbrite.com We have inspiring speakers for both the morning and afternoon sessions - and lots of opportunity for debate and discussion. So do come and join us - and pass on details of the day to anyone else who you think might be interested.

09 August 2018 Hen Harrier Day Highland

Hen Harrier Day Highland will be highlighting the issues related to the conservation of hen harriers.

A FREE drop-in event is being held at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey on the 1 Sunday 12th August, and there will be talks, stalls to browse, and a raffle.
The event runs from 12 noon until 5pm with the talks from 1 until 3.30.

The 6 key speakers are Brian Etheridge, Isla Hodgson, Alan Stewart and Andy Wightman MSP, Harry Huyton and Grant Moir.

Photo from RSPB.

03 August 2018Three Forum events to book

Booking is now open for three Forum events. 

There are details below, and on our facebook page. Please share with anyone who might be interested . . .

1. Outdoor volunteering working group

Dundreggan, Thursday 16th August. The aim of the meeting is to learn from the Trees for Life work at Dundreggan and exchange experience and ideas.  Get in touch with Caroline if you'd like to find out more. 

2. Forum meeting 

on two themes:

a) Learning from young people active in environmental matter 

b) A vision from four expert speakers for Highland biodiversity and land use post 2020. 

The workshop/discussion following the presentations will help to begin to generate aspirations for the next Highland Biodiversity Action Plan.  Tuesday 11th September, Inverness. Find out more and book at https://environmentforum.eventbrite.com


3. Sea Life, Our Life ~ A marine conference to look at routes to thriving seas and coastal communities on Monday 15th October, Ullapool. Find out more and book at https://sealifeourlife.eventbrite.com


03 July 2018Support to reduce single-use items

Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 to reduce single-use plastics, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced.

Find out more

02 July 2018Consultation on deposit return scheme

Scottish Government has launched a consultation to help create the best system for a deposit return scheme. They’d like to ensure that the scheme will ‘will work well for everyone in Scotland, providing increased recycling rates and quality of recycling, reductions in littering and business opportunities’. Find out more and submit your thoughts here - https://consult.gov.scot/environment-…/deposit-return-scheme

The consultation is open until 25th September.

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