The 2011 state of the environment report provides an authoritative and impartial assessment of the state of the Scotland’s environment. Many of the public bodies who are responsible for regulating and improving the environment, worked together for the first time, to describe the condition of our environment.

Overall Summary

Introduction Description Our approach      

Air and Climate

Air quality Climate change Noise, Light and Odour      

Built Environment

Cities, towns and greenspaces Historic environment        


Landscape Land use and management Rocks and landforms Soils    

Natural Resources

Fossil fuels and minerals Timber and forestry products Waste      


Benefits from nature Health and well being Recreation and amenity      


Coastal waters Estuaries Groundwater Lochs Rivers and canals Scotland's seas


Estuaries and seas Farmland and lowland Mountains and uplands Rivers and lochs Wetlands Woodlands and forests

Environmental Monitoring

Freshwater monitoring plan Soils monitoring action plan        


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