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Air Quality in Scotland

The Scottish Government develops domestic policies and initiatives to improve air quality and reduce risks to human health. Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future sets out how the Scottish Government and its partner organisations propose to achieve further reduction in air pollution and fulfil our legal responsibilities as soon as possible.

The Scottish Government works in partnership with the other Devolved Administrations and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to ensure objectives set out in the Air Quality Strategy for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are achieved.

In relation to European and international issues, the Scottish Government takes forward the transposition and implementation of European Union and other international obligations.

Comprehensive information on all aspects of air quality can be found on the Government funded Air Quality in Scotland website.

Air quality forecasts

The latest air quality bulletins and forecasts can be found on the Air Quality in Scotland website and also in the UK National Air Quality Information Archive

Pollution incidents

To report any pollution incidents please contact the pollution hotline, which is operated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, on 0800 80 70 60.