East Dunbartonshire Council is running a campaign to cut down engine idling and make drivers realise the cost to the environment and their pocket – with targeted spot-checks of motorists who face fines of £20. Councillor Susan Murray, vice-Convener of the Council’s Place & Neighbourhood Services Committee, who launched the two-week poster and online campaign … [Continue Reading]
People and organisations have one month to give their views on a strategy which sets out how the UK should tackle five damaging pollutants. The consultation into DEFRA’s Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) is required under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and further legislation introduced in 2018. However, the consultation ends on March 14. The … [Continue Reading]
EPS is happy to confirm a one-day conference which will look at efforts to improve the quality of the air we breathe – one of the most important issues facing the current generation of policy-makers, regulators and campaigners. More details here.
Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone has been described as a “milestone” by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport as he joined the Convenor of the City Council’s Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Committee for the scheme’s launch at the main bus hub. Representatives from three of the city’s biggest operators were present as Cabinet Secretary for Transport Michael … [Continue Reading]
Efforts to continue the successful management of noise from the roads and railways have taken a step forward with the launch of a new consultation. Transport Scotland is seeking the views of the public and organisations on its latest five yearly draft action plan, which begins in 2019 and runs until 2023. The action plan relates … [Continue Reading]
VIEWS SOUGHT ON LATEST BS4142 CHANGES PEOPLE are being invited to give their views on the amendments to the BS4142 standard for rating and assessing sound from industrial and commercial sources. The consultation has been launched by the British Standards Institution, the UK technical standards body, and runs until February 13 2019. It … [Continue Reading]
It is with a heavy heart that we must report the very sad passing of our friend and colleague, Linda Story on Saturday 8th December in Saint Columba Hospice with her family at her side. Linda fought pheochromocytoma, always very bravely, for 9 years whilst also supporting others with the same cancer through the support … [Continue Reading]
Environmental Protection Scotland has welcomed the publication of Glasgow Airport’s 2018-2023 Noise Action Plan, which provides new mitigation measures for a significantly higher number of residents across a wider area who suffer from the impact of noise from planes. It is the latest updated five-yearly plan, which aims to mitigate and minimise the impacts of … [Continue Reading]
EPS has organised a full-day event entitled ‘How to construct/assess a competent BS 4142 acoustic report’ to take place at the IET Teacher Building in St Enoch Square in Glasgow on Thursday 22nd November. Speakers include Moira Cartwright from North Lanarkshire Council, Brian Carmichael of West Lothian Council, Scott Gemmell of Jacobs and James McIntyre … [Continue Reading]
Notice is hereby given of the 6th Annual General Meeting of Environmental Protection Scotland, to be held: Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018 Venue: The Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow. Time: 16.30-17.15 The Agenda for the meeting, the Minutes from last year and any other relevant papers will follow in due course. Please note, … [Continue Reading]
EPS`s Policy and Communications Officer, John Bynorth appeared on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Drivetime’ programme on 28th August, to discuss the report by the Yale School of Public Health, which suggested a link between air pollution in China and a large reduction in cognitive intelligence, particularly among people over the age of 64. Listen to the whole … [Continue Reading]
Environmental Protection Scotland is delighted after the European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations (EFCA) commissioned an article by Policy and Communications Officer John Bynorth on the successful June 21 event for its latest newsletter. The story means environmental protection and air quality experts from nearly a dozen countries will have read details … [Continue Reading]
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