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January 2016 News

Scottish Environment Statistics Online Data Updates (http://www.gov.scot/seso/)

SESO is an online data dissemination tool, which accompanies Key Scottish Environment Statistics and is an official statistics publication.

Datasets updated with new data since 1st September 2015 are;



Index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds (published 3 December 2015)

The index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds is an Official Statistics publication produced annually by Scottish Natural Heritage. This publication informs the National Indicator: Increase the abundance of terrestrial breeding birds: biodiversity.


Household Waste – Summary data 2014 (published 30 September 2015)

Household Waste summary data is an Official Statistics publication produced annually by SEPA. This publication shows the calendar year summary of household waste data generated and managed by or on behalf of Local Authorities in Scotland.


Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2015 (published 11 September 2015)

Key Scottish Environment Statistics (KSES) is a National Statistics publication covering many aspects of the environment and may be used to provide an overview of how the environment in Scotland is changing. It covers key datasets on the state of the environment in Scotland, with an emphasis on the trends over time wherever possible.


Environment Statistics Survey User Note

The findings of the online survey ran by the Scottish Government environment statistics team in August 2015 have been uploaded to the environment statistics website. These findings cover the responses on the usage of SESO and KSES and feedback on the proposed changes to these publications. (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/scotstat/EnvOthStak)


 Natural Environment Statistics Advisory Committee (NESAC)

The 26th meeting of the NESAC is due to be held on 3rd May. The meeting papers (including the minutes and presentations) will be uploaded to the NESAC website shortly after the meeting. (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/scotstat/committees/NatEnvNotice)