“Undoubtedly the finest news digest around, constantly supplying nuggets of up to date information on all aspects of the Scottish environment.”

Dr Charles Warren, University of St Andrews

“Just a note to say how much we in Scottish Wildlife Trust appreciate SCENES – it is a very useful roundup of environmental news and a very useful tool for a busy chief executive! Thank you for your outstanding effort.”

Simon Milne MBE, chief executive, Scottish Wildlife Trust

“Possibly the best hard news information resource available in Scotland”
The Scottish Environmental Handbook

SCENES has a unique place in environmental journalism. It offers straight reporting, without comment or interpretation, of what is going on in Scotland’s environment, using the words of those involved.”

The late Magnus Magnusson, Scottish broadcaster and writer

“Accurate, neutral, concise, consistent, readable, encyclopaedic in scope – these are some of our favourite things about SCENES – a ‘must read’ for anyone wanting to keep up with the burgeoning flow of media material on the environment in Scotland today.”

Simon Pepper, formerly head of WWF Scotland

“The development of environment policy and awareness of environment issues in Scotland has been greatly assisted by the news service which is SCENES. It is the only place to look for all the news.”

Ross Finnie MSP, a past minister for environment and rural development

SCENES is an independent digest of environmental news in Scotland, launched in 1987. It is based solely on published material and contains only news, with no editorial comment or opinion. It is for anyone with an interest in the land and sea, whether professional or amateur.

Editor: Laken-Louise Hives

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SCENES: Scottish Environment News
has now ceased trading

Note from Sue Fenton, editor/publisher 2001-17:

Since I retired, no issues have been produced (October, November & December 2017). The new editor, who took over in October 2017, Laken, has now decided that she is unable to edit/publish SCENES.

I am so very sorry that the continuity of SCENES has been broken after nearly 30 years of publication, and that you have not received any notice of the hiatus. I handed over SCENES in good faith, and there is no-one waiting in the wings to resume operations.

I will, of course, refund all unused parts of subscriptions to subscribers once I have received back the relevant information from Laken.

Please could all subscribers with direct debits cancel them with their banks with immediate effect.

Note that I have now resumed the SCENES email address, and please feel free to contact me:

6 January 2018