- We are all accountable for our actions
- Hillhead students talk keeping Kelvingrove Park beautiful
- Making it easy to choose a reusable cup for takeaway drinks
- Get to know...John MacLennan
- Get to know...Sandy Scott
- How Eco-Schools benefits pupils, teachers and communities
- Community gardening for climate, nature and heritage in Cumbernauld
- Tackling the litter emergency to protect our wild isles
- Scotland isn't looking so beautiful. We can change that.
- Get to know... Green Flag Award Judges
- Collaboration and innovation to tackle marine litter
- An introduction to Kinnesswood in Bloom...
- The litter emergency
- Our charity faces the environmental challenges ahead with optimism
- Wrapping up 2022
- Biodiversity - Reflections on COP15
- Small steps to protect biodiversity
- Why Mountains Matter
- It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers
- Wet Wipes - What's the Issue?
- Young Reporters on the Route: The Launch of Running Out of Time
- Getting to know... Tom Brock OBE
- Getting to know...Kyle Usher
- A busy day for Upstream Battle education
- Planning a Wedding with the Planet in Mind
- 'Disposable' vapes and the damage they cause
- Climate Emergency Training provides positive opportunities for young people
- Making climate action possible for everyone
- Reasons to be positive
- Shotts is ACTing NOW on climate change
- Hope is a Garden
- Do we need the word 'pests' anymore?
- Beautiful Scotland judging - the truth
- Supporting Scotland to be the very greenest destination it can be
- Arbroath - working together, inspiring local climate action and improving lives
- Reflections of a beach manager
- I do like to be beside the seaside
- Climate Action Schools - helping young people take action
- Inspiring and empowering young people
- Climate Ready Classrooms at George Heriot's
- Data drives decisions
- Litter, fines and doing time
- Why our Web Developer Cameron loves being part of Team KSB
- It's only one
- Why join the family of It’s Your Neighbourhood?
- YoungScot Legacy Event
- Why it is the sea and SDG 14 for me
- Litter picking - a surprisingly fun group activity
- Climate Action Skills and positive action for all
- Seeing community groups thrive with Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood
- (What to do on) a dreich morning on the Firth of Clyde
- West Lothian Litter Pickers – How I got involved
- Scotland’s Climate Festival – Seed funding for community action
- Climate Ready Classrooms at St. Paul’s RC High School
- Scottish Book Trust representative joins Pocket Garden judging panel
- Have #YourSayOnLitter - we plan to...
- Everyone has something to say about litter – time to make it count
- Who ya gonna call?
- Why I pick up other people's garbage.
- Getting to Know...Colin
- Creative Careers: Spotlight on Heritage #NoWrongPath
- Celebrating Scotland’s best managed green and blue spaces
- Taking small steps towards a more sustainable future
- Caring for our planet
- Football’s Power to Combat Climate Change
- Our work on the COP26 Youth Climate Programme
- What’s litter got to do with climate change?
- Scotland’s Climate Festival kicks off in Falkirk
- Responsible Tourism – an opportunity not to be missed
- Climate Change Vlog by Dalry Primary School
- Failing our future?
- Our Week of Climate Action
- #ScotClimateWeek - our impacts and actions
- Protecting the sand and sea
- Another fine mess – part one
- Designing a lower carbon Scotland
- Getting to know... Lisa Snedden
- Combating climate change with information, education and training
- Litter picking 500 miles was always Gonna Be easy
- 7K for 7 Flags Challenge
- Littering less at St Joseph's Primary School in Glasgow
- Smashing litter picking targets during an unexpected stay in Scotland
- Keeping our communities beautiful
- Celebrating our brilliant volunteers
- Designing a pocket garden
- Getting to know... Nicola Smith
- East Haven Together
- It’s time to litter-ly turn anger into action
- Working in partnership to give communities a helping hand to clean up Scotland
- Why Beautiful Scotland is important to Lauder in Bloom
- We can all be climate ready
- Climate Ready Classrooms at Speyside High School
- Taking part in It's Your Neighbourhood
- Bags of opportunity for good
- Getting to know... Eve Keepax
- Lucky to live here
As we pour a wee dram, belt out Auld Lang Syne to our own household members and the TV to welcome a new year: one that is probably more welcome than ever before, I’d like to take the opportunity to say thanks for joining us on our voyage through 2020, and to invite you to continue to support our vision of a clean, green, sustainable Scotland.
What lies ahead in 2021 is exciting, but will no doubt also be challenging. It is a year that marks the start of our charity’s 21st anniversary, it is the extended Year of Coasts and Waters, and it is probably most importantly, as an environmental charity, the year that we will welcome world leaders to Scotland for the biggest UN summit on climate change – COP26.
It is a year that we are committed to building back better as we work towards a green and just recovery from the pandemic that is very much still influencing our lives.
We have an opportunity together, to inspire action ahead of, and beyond, COP26 when the world will be watching our country. Our environment deserves our full attention and we will do what we can to demonstrate how much we care and are committed to improving it.
Throughout the year we will continue to support individuals, communities and organisation on their journey towards Net Zero and encourage and celebrate the positive changes that can, and are being made.
We are looking forward to building a national coalition to address the looming litter emergency and we will continue to champion the improvements, celebrate the achievements and recognise those of all ages from right across Scotland who are playing their part and inspiring us daily.
If 2020 taught us anything it is that the impact of working collaboratively is powerful and gets results. Personally, last year gave me time to re-connect with nature and to re-discover, with my family, my love for the outdoors, in particular messing about in boats. It reinforced the importance to me of our green and blue spaces, not just those we travel to, but those directly outside our homes, in our own neighbourhoods.
It also reminded me that the people of Scotland are a resilient lot. But, we need to be sure that everyone who lives, works and visits our beautiful country has the knowledge, understanding and skills we need to address the climate, nature and looming litter emergencies.
Our shared goal must be a clean, green and sustainable Scotland. Join us and be part of the solution as we take action collectively to combat climate change, reduce litter and waste and protect and enhance the places we care for. Together we can make our country, our world, the place it could and deserves to be.