Our Role and Remit
ESS is an independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.
We are here to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it.
Who We Are
We are a non-ministerial office, led by a Chair and Board, have a Chief Executive and specialised team, and a main office based in Edinburgh.
Scotland has a wide range of environmental laws and these laws are critically important for the environment. They have to work and they have to work well. ESS has a role to ensure this.
Dr Mark Roberts