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Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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Mairi Davies, climate change manager for Historic Environment Scotland with David Barnes, litter & flytipping manager, Zero Waste Scotland. Photo: � Sandy young Photograph.

Zero Waste Scotland launches new partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Turf wars

Turf wars

Residents have raised concern over plans for a new artificial pitch as part of the development of Queensferry Community High School.

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Bloom bid blossoms

Bloom bid blossoms

The efforts of everyone involved in tidying up Linlithgow impressed Keep Scotland Beautiful judges this week.

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Beecraigs Country Park misses out on Green Flag award

Beecraigs Country Park misses out on Green Flag award

Beecraigs in Linlithgow wasn’t named as one of the “best run parks” in Scotland after Green flags were awarded by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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Linlithgow Grange Rotarians and Burgh Beautiful volunteers planting the circular flower bed at the West Port

Town gears up for judges’ inspection

Judges from the Beautiful Scotland competition will be visiting Linlithgow to inspect the town next week.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Drivers who smoke while behind the wheel are being urged to bin their butts rather than throwing the away after stubbing out.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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Bin headache for residents

Bin headache for residents

Residents have criticised delays to bin collections in South Queensferry as ‘rubbish’.

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Success of promoting Linlithgow’s heritage

Success of promoting Linlithgow’s heritage

The importance of local heritage and the work of Linlithgow Burgh Trust was highlighted in the Scottish Parliament by MSP Fiona Hyslop.

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National Clean Air Day has been set up in response to the health concerns raised by pollution levels

Don’t be idling: It’s time to do something about air quality

We’ve all done it. Sat waiting in the car for the kids to come out of school; our partners to leave a shop; friends to finish work ...

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents have raised concerns over the poor state of pavements throughout Bo’ness.

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