Caption one: scientists lay native oysters on the recreated reef in Dornoch Firth''Caption two: Glenmorangie's Hamish Torrie and Dr Bill Sanderson of Heriot Watt inspect the oysters

How Glenmorangie is introducing oysters back into the Dornoch Firth

With the news that the whisky giant Glenmorangie had recently assisted a groundbreaking environmental project which has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to their once native waters of the Highlands after a century’s absence, it would seem that the Scottish spirits industry is beginning to take its green credentials quite seriously.

Calum Duncan Head of Conservation Scotland, Marine Conservation Society Convener, Scottish Environment LINK's Marine Group

Calum Duncan: Life on the ocean wave needs to be protected now for future generations

From the air we breathe to the food we eat, Scotland needs seas full of life. Yet they are struggling. With the tide of ocean plastics awareness, resistance to mechanically stripping ­pristine kelp forests, community monitoring of scallop dredge damage in Loch Carron, Firth of Lorn and Loch Gairloch and a growing consensus for overhauling aquaculture, more and more people realise this.

Whitesands in Dumfries experiences regular flooding ' but such events could be come more frequent as sea levels rise if more action is not taken over carbon emissions, where local organisations are taking a lead

Graeme Dickson: The fight against global warming is everyone’s – and you can make a change

Climate change has been very much in the news of late. In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report that made headlines around the world. It set out the dangers to our planet from allowing average global temperature to rise by more than 1.5C. This week, all eyes are on Poland where world representatives are meeting at the United Nations climate talks (COP24).

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