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Best of British: the three spots you have to swim in

Daniel Start

8th September, 2011

In an exclusive extract from Wild Swimming, author Daniel Start looks back at his best-ever wild dips more...
St Kilda

St Kilda: exploring Scotland’s most westerly point

Jonny Muir

31st August, 2011

Remote, beautiful and totally uninhabited, St Kilda is a wild paradise just off the Scottish coast. In an extract from his book, Isles on the Edge of the Sea, author Jonny Muir explains why it was love at first sight more...

Top 10…British glamping trips

Jeff Holman

6th May, 2011

Planning a staycation this summer? With everything from gypsy caravans to forest hideaways available, glamping takes the hard work out of camping. Jeff Holman rounds up 10 of the best more...

Top 10…Eco-friendly half term breaks

Ruth Styles

4th February, 2011

Try something new during the half term break, whether it’s wolf tracking in Sweden or surfing in Wales. Whatever your budget, likes or dislikes, we’ve got an eco-friendly family trip for you more...

RBS should become the UK's Green Investment Bank, say NGOs


26th July, 2010

Campaign groups say turning the publicly-owned RBS into the Green Investment Bank would save money and also provide a model of sustainability for the rest of the banking sector more...

RBS labelled ‘dirtiest bank in Britain’


3rd February, 2010

Pressure groups take Treasury to court for second time in a year over failure to assess the environmental and human rights impact of RBS more...
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Scotland unveils world's first carbon budget

Severin Carrell

18th September, 2009

The Scottish government estimates spending on core services will lead to the release of 11.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide more...
In the News

New green electricity projects to be trialed in the UK


1st March, 2009

The problem with renewable energy is not that there isn’t enough, it’s how to bring that power to where it’s needed, when it’s needed. more...

All hands to the plough

Ed Hamer

7th August, 2008

The community supports the farmer and the farmer supports the community. Why isn't everyone taking part in the latest agricultural revolution, wonders Ed Hamer more...
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Concerns raised over Scottish hydropower


18th October, 2007

Public bodies in Scotland are agonising over the expansion of hydroelectric power schemes, weighing the benefits of clean power against the environmental damage caused by tapping water-courses. more...
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Scotland says no to nuclear waste


27th June, 2007

The Scottish Executive has firmly refused to have nuclear waste buried north of the border, when asked as part of a new government consultation exercise. more...
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Nuclear waste dumped in landfill


7th February, 2007

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has been found guilty by a court in Scotland of dumping radioactive nuclear waste into a conventional landfill site and allowing radioactive particles to leak from its Dounreay reprocessing plant. more...

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Cry wolf

Jeremy Smith

17th December, 2005

What remains of the once mighty Caledonian Forest is fast being eroded by an ever-increasing population of deer. Without reintroducing their natural predator, the wolf, to the wilds of Scotland, the forest and its ecosystem is in danger of disappearing forever. By Jeremy Smith more...


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