Award winning outdoor & active lifestyle merino clothing'Scottish fashion designer Alex Feechan runs FINDRA',Photography by Phil Wilkinson

Climate-conscious businesses recognised in 20th VIBES awards

Clothing made from recycled plastic and used coffee granules, a refurbishment service for wind turbine parts and energy-efficient indoor farms are among the innovations being developed by the 2019 winners of the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards, held last Thursday, 14 November, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in central Glasgow.

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The tiny and rare Scottish primrose. Picture: RBGE

Rare native plants and mosses to yield DNA fingerprints

The genetic make-up of the iconic Scottish primrose, mosses from the country’s Celtic rainforests and rare plants from some of our highest mountains is to be laid bare in a ground-breaking new project that will act as a launchpad for global plans to sequence the genomes of all life on earth.

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