Midlothian Council and Vattenfall launch new energy services company

A 50/50 joint venture energy services company between Vattenfall and Midlothian Council has been launched to deliver low carbon energy projects across the area.

Published 16 November 2020

Covid-19 RNA traces identified in Scottish waste water

Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.

Published 23 October 2020

Brewery fined for damaging waste water treatment works with caustic discharge

A Dunbar brewery company has been fined £10,000 after admitting discharging caustic effluent into a sewer which caused damage to a waste water treatment works.

Published 22 October 2020

Re-use derelict land to support economic growth and wellbeing, says taskforce

Derelict land is a wasted resource that should help to deliver national ambitions for a fair and green recovery, a national taskforce said today.

Published 1 October 2020

George Leslie begins £2m project at Kilsyth nature reserve

Contractor George Leslie has been appointed to undertake a £2 million project to re-naturalise the Garrell River, create new paths and conserve threatened habitats and species at Dumbreck Local Nature Reserve in Kilsyth.

Published 23 September 2020

East Ayrshire to challenge SEPA flood warning for planned development sites

East Ayrshire Council has pledged to "constructively challenge" a ruling by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) which identified areas of ground earmarked for development throughout the region as being at risk of flooding.

Published 22 September 2020

Morrison Construction awarded Arbroath flood protection contract

Angus Council has awarded the contract for the Arbroath flood protection scheme to Morrison Construction.

Published 24 August 2020

Pioneering Scottish regeneration partnership ‘could be model for global green recovery’

A Scottish regional regeneration partnership could provide a potential model for global economic recovery, according to a global think tank and strategic advisory firm.

Published 23 June 2020

SEPA submits report to COPFS over potential prosecution following Mossmorran flaring

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is to submit a report to the Crown Office over a potential prosecution in relation to the flaring at the Mossmorran complex in April 2019.

Published 14 May 2020

SEPA relaxes regulation approach to help businesses adapt to public health emergency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has revealed today it will relax some regulations for the duration of the COVID19 crisis but warned that businesses will meet an “uncompromising” regulator if they try to flout the temporary environmental standards.

Published 6 April 2020

Remediation work begins for new marine engineering hub on the Clyde

The development of Europe’s only Marine Technology Park on bank of the Clyde moved one step closer to becoming a reality this week.

Published 23 January 2020

Landmark agreement launched to create exemplar new town at Shawfair

The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

Published 20 December 2019

Flooding action plan launched to protect communities from extreme weather

An action plan to help homeowners and businesses prevent damage caused by flooding has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 11 November 2019

Plans to tackle derelict land published

The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned have been published in a new report.

Published 19 August 2019

SEPA outlines regulation plan for housing sector in new report

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has published a new plan which sets out how it will regulate and work with the housing sector to improve environmental performance throughout the supply chain.

Published 3 July 2019