Our investigations

Environmental Standards Scotland will undertake investigations into public authorities’ compliance with, and the effectiveness of, environmental law. Our approach to prioritising and undertaking these investigations is laid out in section 5 of our Interim Strategic Plan.

This page lays out our current and completed investigations. To raise an issue with us that you think we should investigate, please see our page on How to raise a concern.

Live investigations

Investigation Summary More information
Air quality in Scotland An investigation into the Scottish Government's plans and approach to ensuring future compliance with legal limits on nitrogen oxide levels. Full details available here

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    How can we help you?

    If you want to raise a formal concern over how environmental law is being applied by a public authority in Scotland, please see our pages on How to raise a concern.

    To make a Subject Access Request for access to personal data, please download and complete a Subject Access Request and email it to dataprotection@environmentalstandards.scot. To make a Freedom of Information request, please see our Freedom of Information page.

    Otherwise, if you have a general query, please contact us by completing this form.

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