Friends of the Earth Scotland, as part of the Scottish Environment LINK Unconventional Fossil Fuels Subgroup, have welcomed the opportunity to feed into the Scottish Government commissioned research programme under the current moratorium on unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction. This submission follows our participation in a stakeholder workshop on 21 March with consultants taking forward studies into economic impacts (KPMG), seismic activity (BGS) and decommissioning and aftercare (AECOM).