Flumes installed at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) river gauging station at Eas Daimh will give walkers a safe way to access Ben Lui from the nearby Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) car park. The project, which was conducted in collaboration with both FCS and Network Rail, and with input from British Transport Police, means that there is now an alternative to trespassing on the mainline railway.
Now that 2014 is almost over, if you hold an irrigation water abstraction licence from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) you should be in the process of collating and sending in your data returns. They must be returned by 31 December 2014.
Scotland’s first environmental waste crime conference was held in Edinburgh today, bringing together key agencies and organisations to look at the scale and extent of waste crime in Scotland, and how to tackle it.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (11 November) published its Compliance Assessment Scheme figures for 2013, which show that 90% of the operators assessed achieved a rating of excellent, good or broadly compliant.
A group of people from Arbroath are set to help improve a local industrial estate by planting trees on Friday 14 November. Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) staff and volunteers from companies at Kirkton Industrial Estate, including Pioneer Oil Tools & Multi Packaging Solutions, are looking forward to putting their new saplings in the ground as part of an event which has been organised to introduce biodiversity to the area.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has, for the fifth consecutive year, put the brakes on its travel and transport emissions, and has achieved waste recycling rates well above the national average according to a new report which has been published today (27 October 2014).
More than 9,000 homes and businesses could benefit from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) improved coastal flood warning service for the Moray Firth, which was launched today (Monday 6 October) by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse.
Scotland’s 84 designated bathing waters achieved another high pass rate of 97% this year. Despite the impact of the tail end of a hurricane, this summer only two beaches (Heads of Ayr and Lunan Bay) failed for the overall 2014 season. Of the other 82, 36 were mandatory passes and 46 reached the higher guideline standard.
Official Statistics released today by statisticians at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) show that Scotland's local authorities recycled 42.2% of the household waste they collected in 2013.
SEPA has received a letter from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) dated 15 September 2014, notifying SEPA that it is withdrawing its application to vary the Tummel hydropower licence with immediate effect.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) warmly welcomes the report published today (10 July) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) containing proposals for dealing with the radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay in Fife.
A Stirlingshire project has been recognised for its innovative approach to local engagement and decision making with an Award for Planning Excellence from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), which was officially presented on Monday 23 June.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is holding a drop-in session on Saturday 5 July, 2014 at the Cross Keys Hotel in New Galloway, to answer questions regarding the issue of North American signal crayfish in Loch Ken.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) was officially named as Cycling Scotland’s first, multi-site, Cycle Friendly Employer this week, in recognition of the efforts made to support and encourage staff from across the organisation to cycle more.
As part of World Fish Migration Day 2014, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is highlighting the importance of work to remove historic barriers from rivers and lochs which impact on Scotland’s migrating fish populations.
Marine ecologists and oceanography experts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have today (19 May) embarked on a four week survey as part of ongoing work to improve scientific understanding of Scotland’s natural marine environment.
An employee of a company which empties septic tanks was sentenced to a 100 hour Community Payback Order for unpaid work and activities to be completed within three months at Perth Sheriff Court today (17 April 2014) for polluting a local burn with sewage and for breaching waste management legislation designed to protect the environment.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) alongside partner organisations are encouraging recreational water users in Dumfries and Galloway to thoroughly check, clean and dry any equipment as part of a campaign to ensure that invasive non-native species are not easily spread across Scotland's rivers and lochs.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is well advanced in determining Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) application to modify flows within areas of the Tay and Spey catchments in order to improve the quality of some rivers as required by the European Water Framework Directive.
A series of unannounced inspections by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has found that current levels of compliance with the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations are encouragingly high amongst urban businesses.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has marked the start of Climate Week 2014 today (3 March 2014) with the launch of a new plan to guide the Agency’s work in helping to deliver a lower carbon, more resilient Scotland.
Constructive talks were held when NFUS President, Nigel Miller, met with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (SEPA) Chairman, David Sigsworth, and representatives of the Scottish Government on a recent visit to Dumfries and Galloway.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is appealing for information as part of an investigation into the illegal dumping of oil drums between the A9 and Tibbermore on the outskirts of Perth last week.
Today, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published the Outline Management Options report, prepared by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The report details a range of potential options to address the radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay.
Two public consultations have been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to help inform the next stage of Scotland's plans for sustainable management of rivers, lochs, estuaries, coastal waters and groundwater.