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Useful Links

This links page is work in progress as many of the useful links are included throughout the site on the relevant pages or through the Moray Firth Directory.  Here are some links to sites of interest that we hope you'll find useful!

Communications and Management for Sustainability
Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS) is an organisation that promotes the delivery of sustainability and environment management in the marine, coastal and water sectors using a number of communication media. 

KIMO (Local Authorities International Environmental Organisation)
KIMO is an independent environmental group, made up of local authorities with a shared concern for the state of the marine environment, particularly marine pollution issues.  KIMO co-ordinated the very successful Fishing for Litter project in Scotland.  Read more...

Seaside Awards and Blue Flag Beaches
The winners of the 2013 Scottish Seaside Awards and Blue Flags were announced on 10 June 2013, by the independent environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. To help everyone find out where they are and detail their facilities, a new look website and online map has also been launched pinpointing all the award winning beaches.  Information for all the Moray Firth award beaches can also be found on this downloadable PDF (4.5MB pdf)

Invasive Non Native Species awareness raising materials
The GB Non Native Species Group have re-printed a number of materials which may be of use to Local Action Groups for raising awareness of the Check Clean Dry and Be Plant Wise campaigns.

A Strategy for Scotlands Coast and Inshore Waters
The following papers were written by individuals representing the relevant sectors and peer reviewed by members of the Scottish Coastal Forum. They are provided to give an understanding of the important issues from the perspective of that Sector.

PlaceBook Scotland
We want to know what makes your place distinct and for you to capture this using music, song, words or a photograph.This is your opportunity to create a record of the identity of your place - both good and bad, and even the ugly! Whether you live in Glasgow or Gigha, we want you to capture the essence of your place and tell us about it. Everyone can post their photos, prose, poetry and even music on the website.

Animated Knots by Grog
Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it!  A useful well illustrated site that demonstrates knots for fishing, boating, climbing and search and rescue.

Flood Risk Management
Flood defences, surface water management, flood warnings and other policies can reduce the risk from flooding, but these risks can never be completely eliminated. The Scottish Government has introduced a more sustainable and modern approach to flood risk management through the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009. Follow the link for more information.

SEPA View is a quarterly magazine produced by the Scottish Enviornment Protection Agency, covering SEPA-related issues as well as the environment at large. To subscribe to SEPA View, please contact the team on 01786 457700 send an email to