50-50 gender split in new cabinet

The First Minister has announced her first cabinet

The Scottish Government's new cabinet has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, subject to the necessary parliamentary approval.

RSPB calls for tree protection from biomass burning

Published: Fri 21 Nov 2014

Trees need protection, says RSPB

RSPB Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to "seize the opportunity to ensure that electricity from biomass is truly low carbon" and does not result in the burning of protected tree species.

Reports issued on Scottish beaver trials.

Published: Thu 20 Nov 2014

Will beavers come back to Scotland?

Scottish Natural Heritage reports into the feasibility of reintroducing beavers to the wild in Scotland have been welcomed by the trial partners.

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