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Key Scottish Environment Statistics

Published: 11 Sep 2015 09:30

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2015.

The publication provides key datasets on the state of the environment in Scotland, with an emphasis on trends over time. It contains chapters and charts on public attitudes to the environment, global atmosphere, air quality, water, radioactivity, waste, land, conservation and biodiversity which are supplemented by text providing brief information for each measure on why it is important, trend and factors affecting the trend. It is accompanied by a separate Excel workbook containing the full datasets. A two page overview provides a summary of the trends shown by the statistics and there is an introductory page for each chapter.

This publication includes previously published statistics and figures produced by other organisations, some of which are not official statistics. The publication is only available as a web publication.

The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Notes to editors

The full statistical publication can be accessed at:
http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/09/4066

This publication includes previously published statistics and figures produced by other organisations, some of which are not official statistics. Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2014 is only available as a web publication.

Further information on Environment statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About