Media Releases

Final reminder for 2016 water abstraction data returns


date20 December 2016

Licence holders who have abstracted water to irrigate their crops and fields during 2016, are being encouraged to submit data returns to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) before 31 December 2016. Read more

Environmental compliance published for 2015

Environmental data

date10 November 2016

Following the publishing of 2015 Compliance Assessment Scheme results on Thursday, 10 November, a number of minor amendments and corrections have been made to the published data (18 November). The amended data has been updated below and the original figures have been included under "Notes to Editor" for reference. Read more

SEPA unveils new waste to resources framework

Better Regulation

date06 October 2016

A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland. Read more

Earlston farmer and dairy farm company fined for pollution incident


date16 August 2016

Farmer Alexander Wilson was fined £1000 and his company R & A Wilson Limited was fined £1,650 at Selkirk Sheriff Court yesterday (15 August 2016) for discharging dilute slurry and silage effluent into an unnamed tributary to the Clackmae Burn, into the Clackmae Burn and into the Leader Water, near Earlston. Read more

SEPA and NFU Scotland agree on measures to protect farmland


date15 June 2016

The severe flooding experienced in many parts of Scotland last winter caused damage to homes, businesses and farmland throughout the country. Immediately after the floods, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) worked closely with the farming community to help them undertake repair works as quickly and easily as possible. Read more

Dunfermline company directors given community payback order for illegal waste storage


date01 June 2016

The owners of a former Fife waste management company were each given a 150 hour Community Payback Order to undertake unpaid work, or activity, at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today (1 June) for illegally storing carpets, plasterboard, gypsum and other wastes at their site in the M90 Commerce Park, Lathalmond. The Order imposed is to be completed within nine months from today. Read more

New waste tyre regulations come into force


date29 March 2016

Tough new licensing rules, which will help the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to crack down on illegitimate waste tyre operators, come into effect tomorrow (30 March 2016). Read more

SEPA publishes 'Sustainability report'

SEPA’s environmental performance

date13 January 2016

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has exceeded targets for reducing its waste, significantly cut gas consumption across its estate and, for the sixth consecutive year, put the brakes on its travel and transport emissions, according to a new report which has been published today (13 January 2016). Read more

SEPA is here to help farmers and land managers repair flood damage


date07 January 2016

Following the severe impacts of recent flooding in Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is keen to remind farmers and land managers that help and advice is always available to those who need to carry out essential repair work to bridges, banks, roads etc. near and in rivers. Read more