SEPA engages innovative modelling techniques to help Scotland better prepare for future flooding

SEPA is introducing new flood hazard mapping which will provide a clearer indication of surface water (also known as pluvial) flood risk now and in future.

Published 24 August 2021

SEPA and Robertson team up to help build Scotland’s greener future

Scotland’s environmental regulator has formed a three-year partnership with Robertson Group to support green recovery and help transform the construction of public and private sector projects across the country.

Published 21 July 2021

Yoker block of flats gains approval in principle despite flood risk

Revised plans to build a block of apartments beside the ferry slipway in Yoker have gained approval from Glasgow City Council.

Published 9 July 2021

Radioactive contamination clean up of Dalgety Bay to begin today

Balfour Beatty can today begin work to remove radioactive contamination from the foreshore at Dalgety Bay in Fife.

Published 17 May 2021

Files stolen from environmental regulator during cyber attack published online

More than 4,000 digital files stolen from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in a cyber attack over Christmas have now been illegally published online after the public body rejected a ransom demand.

Published 22 January 2021

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