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River Leven restoration work moves into next phase

A key phase of improvements to the River Leven flowing through the heart of Levenmouth is about to get under way. Following successful work on...

Check the weather, check the water urges SEPA, as Scotland’s bathing waters season begins

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is encouraging visitors to "check the weather, check the water” via SEPA’s bathing waters website before heading to...

Brand boosting Scotland’s sustainable businesses as awards deadline looms

Being recognised for sustainability is great for Scottish business. That’s the message from Scotland’s environment watchdog SEPA, as the deadline for the SEPA and...

Harmless pollen deposits identified on coastlines around Scotland

The mystery of a paint-like substance spotted by members of the public on coastlines around Scotland has been solved by scientists from the Scottish...

SEPA sets out action plan for next 12 months

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its 2024-25 Annual Operating Plan, detailing how the organisation will protect and improve Scotland’s environment over...

SEPA publishes priorities for next three years

Scotland’s principal environment regulator has published a new Corporate Plan setting out how they will protect and improve Scotland’s environment over the next three...

SEPA launches consultation on review of areas most at risk of flooding across Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is consulting on a review of Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) to protect communities from future impacts of flooding,...

Wet winter doesn’t negate need for water scarcity plans, says SEPA

Despite Scotland experiencing a very wet autumn and winter, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has reminded abstractors that they still need to plan...

SEPA launches consultation on new framework to streamline environmental regulation

As part of continuing efforts to modernise and improve environmental regulation, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is seeking views on the type of...

SEPA confirms new regulatory framework to help protect Scotland’s king of fish

Once found in abundance in our rivers and coastal areas, wild salmon are under threat from a range of pressures including habitat barriers, invasive...

Keep mindful across Monday as flood water impact remains, warns SEPA

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned communities to ‘keep mindful across Monday’ as flood water impacts remain from the weekend’s severe weather...

Majority of Scotland now affected by water scarcity

Below average rainfall for May has led to a deteriorating water scarcity situation across Scotland, with the Loch Maree area in the Highlands moving...

Scottish Environment Protection Agency publishes annual operating plan outlining priorities for upcoming year

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its annual operating plan (AOP) for 2023-2024, outlining the agency's key delivery priorities for the upcoming...

SEPA working with Scottish businesses to prepare for water scarcity this summer

Businesses in Scotland abstracting water from the environment are being urged to plan for possible shortages this summer, with some parts of the country...

44% of Scottish bathing waters rated as ‘excellent’ for 2023

Scotland’s bathing water quality continues to improve with 38 out of 87 (44%) rated as ‘excellent’ for 2023. This is the highest number ever and...

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