News from the UN Biodiversity Summit

Reports from the UN Biodiversity Summit taking place this week: Biodiversity Crisis: World Leaders pledge to ‘reverse’ destruction of the natural world by 2030 Writing for the Independent Environment online Harry Cockburn reports on a 30×30 commitment by political leaders which aims to protect 30 per cent of land and ocean around the planet by …

The Eco Savvy shop reopens

Eco Savvy were thrilled to reopen their Community Shop in Whiting Bay a couple of weeks ago. Since then they’ve been incredibly busy welcoming new, and regular, customers into their shop. Opening hours are Thurs – Sat, 10:30am – 4:30pm. Please note that they close each day for half an hour, between 1pm and 1:30pm …

No such thing as bad weather…

By Kenneth Gibson MSP  As you may have heard from hillwalker Alfred Wainwright, or – depending on your circle – from Billy Connolly, there’s no such thing as bad weather. There is simply the wrong clothing! When many of us think of the great outdoors, our minds go straight to summer. Sheltering from unexpected showers, …

Poem for October

Three Dollars Cash Three dollars cash For a pair of catalog shoes Was what the midwife charged My mama For bringing me. “We wasn’t so country then,” says Mom, “You being the last one— And we couldn’t, like We done When she brought your Brother, Send her out to the Pen And let her pick …

Staying Safe this Winter

A message from Kenneth Gibson MSP During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, there were few silver linings. One was undoubtedly the reduction of air pollution as lockdowns took place around the world. Another, that the toughest restrictions were in the spring and summer. For many of us, lockdown would have been far more challenging …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. New Anstruther Lifeboat Station Plans for a new lifeboat station at Anstruther, Fife have been approved by councillors although a question mark remains over the future of the existing historic building. Members of Fife council north east planning committee agreed to rubber …

Recipe for October

Sent in by Anne Kinsman Baked haddock with fennel and tomatoes Ingredients: 4 Haddock (or other white fish, such as cod or whiting, responsibly sourced) 175 – 250g each 4 tbsp lemon juice 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp clear honey 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 red onions quartered 2 …