More than 50,000 children benefiting from swimming Partnership

More than 50,000 Scottish children are benefiting from potentially lifesaving swimming lessons during the first six months of a partnership between Scottish Water and Scottish Swimming. Both are thrilled with the response to the innovative Learn to Swim programme, part of Scottish Swimming’s National Framework for Swimming in Scotland which has already been adopted by more than 17 Leisure Trusts and Local Authorities covering 100 pools across the country. The aim of the National Framework is to provide quality environments for children to learn to swim. The programme could not…

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Scotland take further steps in Tackling marine litter with proposal to ban plastic cotton buds

Further to the ban on microbeads which came into force in the UK this week, Scotland look to take it a bit further with a proposal to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic cotton buds. Plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds have been announced by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham. The proposals will be put to public consultation and would position Scotland as the first country in the UK to legislate against these environmentally damaging items. Plastic cotton buds are consistently…

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