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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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Paul Drury on site

Time to abandon the plan for quarry site

A Giffnock greenbelt campaigner is demanding a final end to a controversial homes plan for dangerous and contaminated Braidbar Quarry.

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MSP Jackson Carlaw. Pic: John Devlin.

MSP Carlaw: Waterfoot plan ‘must be defeated’ again

East Renfrewshire MSP Jackson Carlaw has launched a furious new attack on the developer behind a controversial homes plan for Waterfoot.

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New community hub at Red Deer Village

New community hub at Red Deer Village

Red Deer Village in Stepps is using the post Brexit boom in residential park homes to invest over £400k in creating a state of the art community hub. It will provide a place to gather and relax, and can be used by local associations and groups who can come in and give talks and presentations to the residents.

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sketch model of proposed development at Waterfoot.

Gladman plan ‘must’ be for green belt site

The developer behind a controversial homes scheme for Waterfoot says there’s no alternative to building on green belt.

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Danger quarry ‘needs a solution’

Danger quarry ‘needs a solution’

It’s time for a fresh look at what some argue is Giffnock’s biggest unsolved problem, according to former Provost Allan Steele.

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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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Move to muzzle dogs’ foul play at Rouken Glen

Move to muzzle dogs’ foul play at Rouken Glen

The council has launched a new bid to keep Rouken Glen Park free of dog mess – and to stop pets from annoying and even frightening visitors.

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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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Eastwood  Health Centre. Copyright Mark F Gibson.

Clarkston health centre receives top design honour

The Clarkston-based Eastwood Health and Care Centre has been recognised as an architectural field leader in a top competition.

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Both the MP and MSP believe the plan is 'fatally flawed'

New fight looms over plans for green spaces

The startling pace of homes development in Eastwood has prompted both the area’s MP and MSP to object in uncompromising terms.

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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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Eaglesham Parish Church with part of the grassed over Orry in front.

Community survey of the Orry

Eaglesham History Society are holding a community Orry geophysical survey along with workshops on handling artefacts, mapping and aerial photography.

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A �2 million legacy fund has been created by the sale of the windfarm.

Priorities identified for windfarm legacy

Support for the elderly and facilities for young people were two of the priorities identified for the £2 million legacy fund, created by the recent sale of the Neilston Community windfarm.

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