The Scottish Government is “jeopardising the future of all who live here” by slashing environmental budgets, a former quango boss has warned.
Professor James Curran, who was previously chief executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), called for a change of approach from ministers.
He said Sepa and NatureScot – formerly Scottish Natural Heritage – had both suffered “massive real-terms cuts” since 2010, of 26 per cent and 40 per cent respectively.
Meanwhile, the publicly-funded environmental research budget had been slashed by 55 per cent over the same period, he said.…/scottish-ministers…

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