Keep up to date with the latest developments and data you can find on Scotland’s environment web and find out more about what our partners are doing to address environmental issues.

Scottish partnership identifies Covid-19 RNA traces through waste water monitoring

Clean Air Day Scotland 2020

Clean Air Day Scotland 2020

Environmental Protection Scotland October 08, 2020

Today is Scotland's Clean Air Day

Through our collective behaviours (working from home, walking and cycling instead of driving) during the national lockdown, there were extraordinary improvements in outdoor air quality. Let’s now keep doing these behaviours to keep our air clean. We can create a new normal with clean air by continuing to make these positive changes and keep healthy. Let’s make Thursday October 8th the cleanest Clean Air Day yet and feel the difference!

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Beltie Burn Restoration Blog

Beltie Burn Restoration Blog

Sally Wallis for the Dee Catchment Partnership September 04, 2020

Established in 2003, the Dee Catchment Partnership represents and supports those with responsibilities for water management in the common aim of restoring habitat and water quality in the River Dee catchment. The organisation has secured funding for significant restoration work, such as three0year invasive plants control programme, ten years of outreach and education, and the ongoing restoration on the Beltie Burn. EU programmes have funded significant programmes of improvement, investing over £10 million in Deeside restoration projects since 2003. The partners within the group are: James Hutton Institute, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, River Dee Trust and Scottish Forestry. NatureScot.

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Transboundary air pollution continues despite Covid-19 lockdown

How can Scotland become a resilient Hydro Nation? Stakeholder perspectives

How can Scotland become a resilient Hydro Nation? Stakeholder perspectives

Kerr Adams January 24, 2020

As part of his first year PhD studies with the Hydro Nation Scholars programme, Kerr Adams interviewed 28 stakeholders associated with freshwater environments in Scotland. The following blog is a round-up of his findings of stakeholder perspectives on knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to help Scotland's freshwater environments become resilient to future change.

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Improving access to spatial data from Scottish Government funded research

Improving access to spatial data from Scottish Government funded research

The James Hutton Institute October 04, 2019

To improve sharing and reuse of spatial data from the Scottish Government’s funded research on natural assets (that is not available anywhere else), partners created a web app (Natural Asset Register- Data Portal, NAR-DP) and established a steering group to aid continuous improvement of the NAR-DP, gradually adding datasets related to Scotland’s soils, land, biodiversity, water and cultural heritage. Kit Macleod and David Donnelly from The James Hutton Institute, tell us more.

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