The Environmental Health Manifesto for Scotland explains what Environmental Health is, its importance to the continued protection of Scotland’s public health both now and in the future and describes how Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and the wider environmental health workforce can help policy makers achieve their objectives. It also sets out four challenges facing the profession and the wider Scottish public. 

2021 is a momentous year for environmental health in Scotland. We are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and planning the country’s recovery as well as dealing with the consequences of the EU exit. The United Nations Climate Summit (COP26) is due to take place in Glasgow and will shine light on our commitment to sustainability. Against this background, the pre-existing pressures on environmental health in the places we live, work and travel have not gone away.

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland firmly believes that there are four key challenges to protect and improve Scotland’s environmental health and to support our communities through, and beyond, the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We address these challenges to politicians of all parties. The Institute is ready to work with all stakeholders to face the challenges and to improve, and protect, public health in Scotland.

You can read the manifesto here.