Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is here to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it.
WHO WE ARE
ESS is an independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.
We are a non-ministerial office, governed by a Chair and Board.
Our Board operates under agreed Standing Orders and we have a Framework agreement with the Scottish Government.
Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is an independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.
You can download a brief introduction to us and our work here:
New role advertised: Senior Investigations Officer
Recruitment is now open for the following post within ESS: Senior Investigations Officer - closing date 10 April 2023 For...
Chief Executive's video update
Our Chief Executive Mark Roberts gives an update about the work we have been involved in over the past six...
Environmental Justice Summary Report Published
Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) has today, Monday 19 December, issued a summary report about how it intends to monitor recent...
How can we help you?
If you want to raise a formal concern over how environmental law is being applied by a public authority in Scotland, please see our pages on How to raise a concern.
For Freedom of Information and Subject Access requests, please see our Freedom of Information pages.
Otherwise, if you have a general query, please contact us by completing this form. If you are unable to send us a message through this form please leave a message on 0808 196 4000.
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