On a recent visit to the Orkney Islands I saw how the ongoing archaeological dig of Neolithic buildings at Ness of Brodgar is helping to re-write the history books by placing the islands right at the centre of ancient Britain, as opposed to its fringes as originally thought. However, my trip also revealed Orkney to [...]Read more
Lang Banks – director, WWF Scotland:
I’m one of those lucky people that gets paid to do their hobby, and I’ve been even luckier to have been able to do so for over a decade now. Although I’m a biologist, I’ve spent most of my working career on communications and campaigns.
My interest in environmental issues probably stems from long walks as a child along the beaches of Ayrshire and the Argyll countryside. The lively political discussions around my parents’ dinner table most evenings probably helped too.
Although I head WWF Scotland, I regularly work on issues right across the UK, Europe and even globally. I especially enjoy working with colleagues from around the world and attempting to maximise the collective power and impact of the Panda.
A self-confessed news junkie, I love nothing more than wading through piles of newspapers every day. I like beer and keep chickens.
You’ll probably see me blogging and tweeting about things in the news, campaigns and international events. You might even see me blog and tweet about my chooks.
My latest posts
It’s a technology that might be able to safely remove and store harmful carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations. According to some studies it could create 13,000 new jobs in Scotland by 2020. However, some five years after the UK government first launched its £1 billion funding competition, aimed at helping kick-start the [...]Read more
Twenty years ago this week 85,000 tonnes of oil poured out of the Liberian-registered MV Braer after it grounded on rocks on the southern tip of Shetland. In environmental terms the Braer disaster was most definitely a close shave. Had it not been for the weather and the light nature of the oil the spill would [...]Read more