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RUTHERGLEN MSP BECOMES ‘SPECIES CHAMPION’ FOR BIRCH TREES
SNP MSP Clare Haughey has earned a new title after being named as a species champion for one of Scotland’s most iconic trees.
The Holyrood representative for Rutherglen was given the title of ‘Species Champion for Birch’ as part of an initiative run by the charity Scottish Environment LINK to earn political support for the protection of Scotland’s threatened wildlife.
Clare Haughey has been tasked with raising the profile of birch trees due to the large number of them found within Cuningar Loop in Rutherglen. The Rutherglen MSP has since met with Scottish Environment LINK at the park to discuss how they can work together to promote the preservation of the trees.
Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:
“It was a pleasure to be named ‘Species Champion for Birch’ by Scottish Environment LINK. It is a fun way to get involved in supporting the serious issue of protecting Scotland’s threatened wildlife.
“Cuningar Loop is one of the true gems of my Rutherglen constituency, and I was delighted to meet there with the Scottish Environment LINK, the Woodland Trust, and the Forestry Commission to discuss how we can work together to promote the longevity of birch trees.”
Please find below a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP in Cuningar Loop with representatives of Scottish Environment LINK and the Woodland Trust.