Media Contacts


All media enquiries must go through SEPA’s media desk on 01786 45 25 65

Media mailbox email

SEPA runs an emergency only out-of-hours service for the media on: 01698 839028

Individual officers can be contacted during office hours on:

Media Officer 
Gavin Henderson - 01786 452455

Media Officer 
Gayle Howard - 01786 455949

Media Officer 
Kevin Macnaught - 01786 455987


Access to information and Freedom of Information

Requests made under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) are not handled by the media team. To submit a request for information under FOISA or the EIRs, please contact our Access to Information team via email at

More information on accessing information through FOIS, the EIRs and other routes is available on our website. You may also find the following pages particularly useful.

How to access information

Guide to information

Responses to requests for information -




Requests for all information held by SEPA, including environmental data, should be directed through our Access to Information team at

If you are a student journalist and want to interview someone from SEPA, please be aware that we cannot usually accommodate your requests, especially at times when there is a particular operational demand on our experts (such as during flooding).

If you have questions you would like written answers to we may be able to help if you give us plenty of notice. Please email


Public enquiries

If you are concerned about a potential or ongoing pollution incident, please contact our 24 hour pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

For information on flooding please use our Floodline numbers, 0845 988 1188 or 0345 988 1188.

For all other enquiries please contact your local SEPA office using the contact details page on our website.