Healthy Soils for a Green Recovery is a new five year Scottish Governement funded programme of soils research delivered as part of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Strategic Research Portfolio (2022-2027). Healthy Soils aims to strenghten the evidence base to support and inform decision-making, practice and uptake for sustainable management and minimization of degradation and loss of Scotland's soils. The programme of work will deliver new insights and knowledge on the role of Scottish soils, and the benefits that they confer. The Soil Sentinel is a new newsletter that will provide highlights of this innovative work and the input from other Scottish Government funded projects and stakeholders. The newsletter will be circulated every four months with a special edition for the Royal Highland Show now available to read online.