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Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Scottish Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Meeting to urge action on traffic fumes

Meeting to urge action on traffic fumes

Linlithgow’s air pollution blight will be in the spotlight at a meeting to be staged in the old cricket pavilion in Springfield on Wednesday.

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Work is ongoing at the canal basin and visitors can see it without water

See the Union Canal without water on unique open day

On Saturday, people have the second and final chance to get a good look at the Union Canal without the water.

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Officials confident Queensferry Crossing will never have to close

Officials confident Queensferry Crossing will never have to close

Officials are “optimistic” that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Clean air group warns Linlithgow exhaust fumes are killing us

Clean air group warns Linlithgow exhaust fumes are killing us

Linlithgow has joined Scotland’s polluted streets roster of shame, according to environment campaigners – who are demanding urgent action.

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Homes bid ‘blow for community’

Homes bid ‘blow for community’

A housebuilder’s application to build homes in South Queensferry has been described as a “terrible blow” for the community.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species in the country’s forests.

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Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Many people will use the festive season to go walking and climbing with mountain safety experts urging them to take precautions to stay safe.

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Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Bird keepers in Scotland have been reminded to keep their poultry and captive birds indoors after bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire.

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