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Parliamentary links reaffirmed by Holyrood delegation

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, is to lead a delegation to Munich on a trip to strengthen parliamentary ties and support economic, cultural and environmental links between Scotland and Bavaria.

Are we doing enough to improve air quality in Scotland?

Can we do more to stop the damaging impact of air pollution in Scotland? And how can we put an end to urban areas with traffic-choked streets, which repeatedly breach EU air quality laws?

How can we improve Scotland’s approach to waste?

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Should Scotland ban wild animals in travelling circuses?

Is it ethically wrong to use wild animals in travelling circuses? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it looks into animal welfare legislation.

Scotland’s ban on shortening of puppy dog tails to be examined

Should it be legal to shorten a puppy’s tail to prevent painful injury? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it launches a call for evidence today.

Urgent action needed to stop damaging impact of deer

There’s no time to wait in addressing the challenges of wild deer across Scotland, warns a Holyrood committee.

Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crime

The “alarming distrust” between groups that tackle Scotland’s worst wildlife crimes must come to an end, a Committee has warned today.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Deer Management in the Spotlight

A Parliamentary committee is to take evidence from a range of stakeholders following the publication today of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage on its review of Deer Management in Scotland.