Media Releases

Tyre recycling company and manager sentenced for illegal Ayrshire tyre site

Prosecutions

date20 April 2018

Scotland’s environmental watchdog is reminding all companies of the importance of working within the regulations after an Ayrshire tyre recycling company was fined £27,000 on 18 April 2018, and a manager of the company was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order and to pay a Confiscation Order of £44,711 for waste offences at a site in Irvine. Read more

Helping communities prepare more powerfully for flooding

Flooding

date14 March 2018

As the piles of snow left over from “the Beast from the East” melted last week, causing surface water and rising rivers in several communities across Scotland, attention turned to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Read more

Snow days don't stop SEPA protecting the environment

Snow days don't stop SEPA protecting the environment

date02 March 2018

As “the Beast from the East” cast its wintry grip on Scotland this week, staff from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) worked above-and-beyond the call to safeguard Scotland’s environment and support local communities. Read more

Six year high in environmental performance by Scottish business

Six year high in environmental performance by Scottish business

date15 February 2018

91.7% of Scottish regulated business sites assessed were compliant. 46.6% of sites assessed as non-compliant for two or more years became compliant. 66% of sites classified as ‘Very Poor’ improved their compliance rating. 11 sites were moved from ‘Very Poor’ to Excellent. Read more

SEPA combats illegal flytipping in Fort William

SEPA combats illegal flytipping in Fort William

date01 February 2018

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has responded to complaints of persistent flytipping at an illegal site in Fort William and is working with the local community to address the problem. Read more

Flooding forecast for parts of coastal Scotland

Flooding

date02 January 2018

High tides combined with a large storm surge are expected throughout some coastal parts of Scotland late tonight (Tuesday 2nd January) into Wednesday (3rd January), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has today warned. Read more