Scottish Government funding for major environment bodies has been slashed by 40 per cent over the last decade putting nature and the climate at risk, according to a new expert analysis.
US developer under fire after complaining that his plan for a golf course on a wildlife site in Scotland had been delayed by “extremely restrictive” environmental rules.
Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to correct a “mistake” which makes wildlife sites in Scotland more vulnerable to damage than sites in the rest of the UK.
Scottish ministers have been accused of rewriting the rules and weakening legal protection for precious wildlife sites to pave the way for a controversial golf development on the north east coast.
Plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s most precious coastal wildlife sites would be blocked in England, say environmental groups.