Media Contacts


SEPA News Desk

Office hours (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm):
Contact: / 07557 497 947

Out of hours, including weekends and public holidays:
SEPA runs an emergency only media service. Please contact 07557 497 947 to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

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.


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 or use our online reporting form.

For information on flooding please use our Floodline number 0345 988 1188.

For all other enquiries please use the contact details page on our website.