We are a non-ministerial office, governed by Chair and Board, organised into three teams: strategy and analysis; investigation and compliance; and communications and corporate services.
Our Board has agreed the Standing Orders under which it will operate and you can find these here:
Board Standing Orders - June 2022
The Board has appointed an Audit and Risk Committee and its Terms of Reference can be found here:
Audit and Risk Committee - Terms of Reference - December 2021
We also have a Framework Agreement with the Scottish Government which you can read here:
Our Board has also approved our Business Plan, setting out the key priorities for the organisation through to March 2024. You can download the Business Plan here:
Our Annual Report provides an overview of activities and progress in ESS' first independent six months of operation since it was launched in October 2021. You can read the report here:
Air Quality Improvement Report Approved
Scottish Government's response to the findings of Environmental Standards Scotland's (ESS) air quality investigation has been approved. Full details can...
Video of Dr Hans Bruyninckx's Lecture Available
Dr Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, gives a lecture on The European Green Deal and the...
Chair, Jim Martin: Lecture Speech Published
Our Chair Jim Martin took part in this year’s Charles Smith Memorial Lecture on effective environmental standards, hosted by the...
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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