Clean Air Day is happening on Thursday 20th June and this year the focus of the Scottish campaign is on learning about impacts of air pollution and encouraging and sharing knowledge on active travel behaviours to support improving local air quality.

Clean Air Day is a UK wide air pollution campaign, which has been running since 2017. Clean Air Day aims to raise awareness of air pollution, the biggest environmental health risk in the UK, through engagement with individuals and households, schools, community groups and business. 

The Scottish Government are working with Global Action Plan again this year to support Clean Air Day, and are asking you to get involved.  We’d love to hear what you are planning for the day and have a few suggestions to help get you started:

  • tweeting on the day and/or reposting Scottish Government social media posts;
  • using the Clean Air Day materials, created by Global Action Plan, to create your own media content to show support for Clean Air Day and how your organisation’s work support this, or a range of resources for all Clean Air Day supporters; 
  • by setting up an event or seminar, for example; or
  • presenting case studies of how you / your organisation is taking action on air quality. 

Alongside the range of resources being prepared for all Clean Air Day supporters from local authorities, schools, community groups and individuals there is also lots of useful information that you can direct the public to on our Let’s Do Net Zero website for reducing car use – Travel Less by Car | Net Zero Nation – and on active travel on Transport Scotland’s website – Active travel | Transport Scotland.  Transport Scotland also have lot of information on the Low Emission Zones which are being introduced in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh at the end of May/beginning June.

You can find out about Scotland’s plans to improve air quality by reading the Scottish Government’s Cleaner Air For Scotland 2 (CAFS 2) – ‘Towards a Better Place for Everyone’ and learn more about air pollution on Scottish’s Air Quality site Latest pollution map ( where you can check air quality readings and other information in your postcode area.  

Please get in touch with the Scottish Government ( if you are planning activities for Clean Air Day, would like some more information about the day, or help in planning social media activity to support the day.