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Angus MP to mark Earth Hour this weekend

Mike Weir MP will switch his lights out for WWF’s tenth Earth Hour as he makes a special pledge to help protect the planet.

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Local MSP Graeme Dey, who is backing this years WWF Earth Hour.

Lights out in Angus to support Earth Hour

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey is making WWF’s Earth Hour matter this year by showing his support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

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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Liftshare team Members Roz Aves and Alys Kimberley with Philip Wilde.

NHS Tayside staff sign up for greener travel options

NHS Tayside staff are being encouraged to take part in greener travel by signing up to share their car journey to work.

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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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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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Conservation volunteers at work. Pic: National Trust for Scotland.

Tayside conservation volunteers clock up hundreds of hours for heritage

Dedicated volunteers with the National Trust for Scotland’s Tayside Conservation Volunteer Group completed more than 1,848 hours work conserving and promoting Scotland’s heritage last year, the charity has revealed.

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Dropping into a garden near you around Angus

Dropping into a garden near you around Angus

A number of the country’s celebrated visitor attractions – including Langley Park, near Montrose - are taking part in one of Scotland’s most popular outdoor festivals for the first time this year.

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Volunteers take a break at the top of Meall aBhuachaille in the Cairngorms.

Volunteers making a difference in Scotland’s National Parks

Volunteering in Scotland’s National Parks is on the increase thanks to the unique five-year “The Mountains and The People Project” which launched in the Summer of 2015.

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A vacancy has opened up on the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).

Vacancy for board of national park authority

Nominations are now being sought for a by-election to appoint a new member to the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).

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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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Generic Farming on West Fortune Farm, East Lothian.
Farm workers plough the fields and harvest the vegetables
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Brexit director to speak at conference

An agricultural Brexit director and farm-to-bottle businessman is set to address a farming conference being held in Carnoustie.

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The house sparrow retained its position in last years Big Garden Birdwatch as the UKs most commonly spotted bird.

Annual survey keeps a track of garden birds and wildlife

Hundreds of people across Angus are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place at the end of this week.

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Sites and ideas for the Cairngorms National Parks next development plan are being sought from local people and organisations.

Ideas sought for development plan

Proposals are being sought for potential development areas within the Cairngorms National Park for the area’s local development plan.

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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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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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