Come and meet Environmental Standards Scotland

Come and meet Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) – and find out more about Scotland’s new, post-Brexit environmental oversight body

You are invited to attend an online information session about the new organisation. Two events are being organised – one targeted at community groups, grass-roots organisations and members of the public, and one open to anyone with an interest in ESS' role.

The information sessions are being held on:

12:30-13:30 Friday 21st January 2022

(for representatives of community groups and members of the public)

Register here

12:30-13:30 Thursday 27th January 2022

(open to anyone)

Register here

Who are ESS?

Environmental Standards Scotland was established as an independent body on 1st October 2021 to monitor compliance with, and the effectiveness of, environmental laws in Scotland.

ESS has a range of powers available to it to monitor, investigate and secure improvements to the implementation of environmental law by public bodies in Scotland.

What are these events for?

These information events will provide those with an interest in the new body an opportunity to hear more about:

  • the functions and powers of ESS;
  • ESS’ intended approach to carrying out its role; and
  • how people can raise concerns about the implementation of environmental law with ESS.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of ESS staff and to highlight any particular areas of environmental law that you have concerns about.


Please register for the events online at the links above. If you have any difficulty registering please let us know at

The events are free to attend and a link to join the session will be provided to those who have registered.

Further information

If you are interested in knowing more about ESS but are unable to attend these events then please

ESS would be happy to provide you with more information and can register your interest for future events.

In the meantime you can find out more about ESS, and download a copy of ESS' Interim Strategic Plan


REHIS is a registered charity in Scotland, SC009406

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