Up to £250,000 for biodiversity conservation in Scotland

Up to £250,000 is to go towards Scotland's communities to improve and enhance their natural environment.

The money is being released by Scottish Natural Heritage over the next two years to deliver biodiversity conservation at a local level.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: "Our vision for Scotland is for a healthy, sustainable natural environment that supports our communities and helps us address the challenge of climate change."

"We can only do this if we act together to help protect the biodiversity that benefits society in so many ways. The community funding is an exciting development that will allow local people to make a real difference in their areas."

"We are also thinking of the bigger picture as our natural environment has a key role to play in achieving sustainable economic growth in Scotland."

Further information:
Scottish Government