SCOTLAND has got the air quality message across loud and clear with the most successful Clean Air Day yet.
Schools from Inverness to Dumfries and Galloway, local authorities, NHS boards, private companies, active travel organisations, car share clubs, local authorities, car manufacturers, bus companies, charities and politicians at local and national level were involved in the campaign on June 17th.
The fifth year of the event was again coordinated by Environmental Protection Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The key message this year was ‘Let’s protect our children’s health from air pollution’ whilst also encouraging people to give up the car, cycle or walk, use less pollute side streets and consider the purchase or an electric vehicle.
EPS attended the launch of school exclusion zones at Ferryden Primary School in Montrose, where pupils read from colouring books. Hundreds of books were given away to support CAD activities in schools.
The Scottish Government Environment Minister Mhairi McAllan provided a personal video message in which she discussed the forthcoming revised Cleaner Air For Scotland strategy. This can be viewed on our YouTube channel. just follow the link.
We want to thank everyone who participated, whether on social media, taking part in schools or pledge card events or speaking out about air pollution to highlight the need to protect the health of children.
We look forward to welcoming you back for Clean Air Day 2022!