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Aug 16 Dundee's green revolution: council-run charging hubs and electric cabs [1]

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Feb 8 Finland's result on its UBI experiment: people don't shirk work. And it increases trust, health and wellbeing [2] UBI experiment to start in Scotland.


From Scotland, a proposal for a new level of self-defining community power: Development Councils, Nov 3 [3]

Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11 [4]


Shock figures reveal park life at an all-time low, Nov 5 [5]

Communities to be given 'direct voice' in local authorities' spending decisions, Oct 29 [6]

Scotland to set up publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company, Oct 11 [7]

Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition, Oct 3 [8]

Huge increase in use of local renewables, Jun 12 [9]

Cyclists across Scotland turn out to demand better deal, Apr 22 [10]

Stirling Council celebrates 1,500th solar install as battery storage pilot commences, Mar 3 [11]

Over 1,100 homes to be offered solar by North Ayrshire council, Feb 1 [12]

Cumnock to become Scotland's first fully 'Green Town', Jan 29 [13]

Scotland named one of world’s top ‘circular economy’ nations, Jan 8 [14]

Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland, Jan 1 [15]


Stirling communities to be in the driving seat of change, Dec 19 [16]

Good sports ... wind boost for Skelmorlie! Wemyss Bay and Inverkip also to benefit, Dec 4 [17]

Beavers given native species status after reintroduction to Scotland, Nov 24 [18]

The community land rush spreading to urban Scotland, Oct 16 [19]

Scotland bans energy firms from setting fire to coal seams to produce gas, Oct 6 [20]

Scotland Has Put The Public At The Heart of Its Plans For Climate Change - And Just Look At The Results, Sep 20 [21]

Scotland second to Sweden in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Western Europe, Jul 31 [22]

Scotland beats climate emissions reductions target six years early, Jun 14 [23]

Wind power provides electricity for 75 per cent of Scots homes, May 2 [24]

Scottish Parliament votes for total fracking ban, Jun 2 [25]


Plastic bag charge in Scotland sees usage cut by 80%, October 20 [26]

Scotland’s Environment Secretary launches circular economy consultation, August 20 [27] Circular economy will help create jobs and protect environment, say Friends of the Earth Scotland [28]

Scottish land reform is on the agenda. And the rest of the UK should take note, June 25 [29]

UK’s first data service for towns and cities launches in Scotland, April 28 [30]

Scotland's plastic bag usage down 80% since 5p charge introduced, April 17 [31]

Scotland's path network extension plan unveiled, March 19 [32]


Local food revolution gathering pace, September 3 [33]

Community Energy Policy Statement sets out the Scottish Government’s record of support for community energy and new ambition for holistic local energy solutions, August 18 [34]

Scottish Government says no to UK fracking plans, August 15 [35]

Dunbar announced as Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town, August 6 [36]

30 new marine reserves for Scotland, July 25 [37]

Half of children in Scotland getting to School on foot, bike or scooter, May 30 [38]

“For the first time, anywhere in the world, a community-owned tidal turbine is generating electricity,” Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing, May 21 [39]

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects, April 27 [40]

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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Scotland article and is for news and comment in that context.



Sep 2 When a renewable energy revolution meets the landscapes of Orkney, the result is quite beautiful [41]

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy, Jan 20 [42]


Lesley Riddoch on the "power of local" - communities taking control in their own way, Nov 10 [43]


Switching short journeys to bike can save Scots up to £2,000 per year, Apr 26 [44]


Scots must opt for electric cars if target for slashing emissions is to be met, Dec 5 [45]

Turning Scotland ‘green’, Sep 13 [46]


Why Scotland should create its own currency: the ScotPound, September 10 [47]

Why land reform must be urban too, August 26 [48]


Trying out low carbon electric bikes, April 11 [49]

One tree at a time: restoring the forest of Caledon, February 3 [50]


Greener Together Blog, Greener Scotland

See also[edit]


  1. The Guardian
  2. The Alternative UK
  3. The Alternative UK
  6. @eveningexpress
  8. The Guardian
  9. @Shetnews
  15. The Guardian
  18. The Guardian
  22. The Independent
  23. The Guardian
  25. The Independent
  26. BBC News
  27. ScottishGovernment
  28. Friends of the Earth Scotland
  29. The Guardian
  30. Carnegie Uk Trust
  31. The Guardian
  32. BBC News
  33. The Scotsman
  35. Friends of the Earth Scotland
  36. Zero Waste Scotland
  37. The Ecologist
  38. Sustrans
  39. Shetland News
  40. BBC News
  41. The Alternative UK
  42. The Guardian
  43. The Alternative UK
  46. @NewStartMag
  47. NEF
  48. Scottish Community Alliance
  49. Sustrans
  50. The Ecologist