With both the UK and Scottish Governments’ long term goals to increase woodland and forest cover to help reach climate change targets, it comes as no surprise there are strong financial incentives out there to get trees planted. However, new woodland creation is often seen as something that has to happen on a large scale to be viable, but this is not the case.
A Lawmakers are at last addressing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in the battle against climate change. But as Calum Innes reports, effective change presents challenges.
Natural capital is simply planet Earth: its rocks, soil, water, atmosphere, plants and animals. But it is Earth viewed from a specific perspective: its ability to generate the ‘revenue’ —oxygen, water, food, building and clothing materials, disease control — which supports human life.
The right kinds of project could attract funding as a restricted round opens for applications. Rachel Russell reports.
Providers are dialling up better coverage in a £1bn 4G revolution. Callum Woods reports.
Scotland and the UK will grab the limelight when the 26th UN Climate Change Conference takes place in Glasgow in November. Richard Higgins considers what comes next.
Progress is being made in connecting rural areas to fast broadband, reports Nick Morgan, but some obstacles are difficult to remove.
The Government’s plan to end net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is nothing if not ambitious. Mike Reid reports.
Understanding the drawbacks of the Sheep and Trees Initiative.
Scottish landlords have faced increasing pressure in recent years, as legislative changes have reduced contract flexibility and increased the rights of tenants.
The discrepancy between property prices North and South of the border has always perplexed selling agents as to why, not only houses but land appears better value for money in Scotland. This is not a new phenomenon but why is this the case?
Farmers have received the long-awaited Single Application Form (SAF) reduction and exclusion letters for their 2020 claims this week.
Peter Scott Aiton charts the project management of a cinema in the Highlands.
The rural and farming community has not been immune to the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the many joys of life we have largely had to forego is meeting face to face.
15th February 2021 Drone technology means the role of remote aerial inspection is growing. Nick Morgan reports.
The demand for smallholdings has been strong and rising across Scotland and the North of England over the past few years.
Robert Garrett heads for the hills – and lets the battery take some of the strain.
Hugo Remnant and Philippa Orr report.
Daniel Campanile reports.
This is the second article in my walled garden series, and while the ﬁrst focused on my own tea garden project at home, as a hands-on and fairly labour intensive method of utilising the space, I wanted to look at another option for garden owners, where the garden is commercially let out, but is maintained as a traditional walled garden.