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Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2008

DescriptionAnnual booklet containing summary of key statistics on environmental trends in Scotland.
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2008
Website Publication DateAugust 21, 2008


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ISBN 978 0 7559 5788 0

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Welcome to the eighth edition of 'Key Scottish Environment Statistics'

Population and Households: 1991-2031
Gross Domestic Product ( GDP): 1977-2007
Electricity generation by source: 2000-2006
Motor traffic on all roads: 1993-2006

Public Attitudes
Public concern about environmental issues: 1991 and 2002
Public concern about environmental issues: 2006

Global Atmosphere
Annual mean temperature: 1914-2007
Annual precipitation: 1914-2007
Net greenhouse gas emissions: 1990-2005
Net carbon dioxide emissions by source: 1990-2005
Column ozone measurements: 1981-2007

Air Quality
Particulate (PM 10) concentrations: 1993-2007
Nitrogen dioxide concentrations: 1992-2007
Carbon monoxide concentrations: 1992-2007
Ground level ozone concentrations: 1990-2007
Sulphur dioxide concentrations: 1993-2007
Emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from large combustion plants: 1996-2007
Sensitive habitats affected by air pollution: 1996-2004

Public Water Supplies - Water abstracted and supplied: 2002/03 - 2007/08
Drinking water quality: 1991-2007
River water quality: 1999-2006
Nitrate concentrations in rivers: 1993-2007
Orthophosphate concentrations in rivers: 1993-2007
Effluent compliance with discharge consents: 1996/97-2006

Nitrogen loadings from land to the marine environment: 1990-2006
Compliance with the EC bathing water directive (76/160/ EEC): 1988-2007
Percentage of commercial continental shelf finfish stocks at full reproductive capacity: 1998-2006

Exposure of the population to all sources of radiation: 2003
Activity concentrations in milk: 1966-2007

Waste sent to landfill: 2000-2006
Municipal Solid Waste ( MSW): 2000/01-2006/07
Waste recycling behaviour: 2000-2007

Broad habitat change: 1990-1998
Derelict and urban vacant land: 2002-2007
Designated areas: 1991-2008
Agricultural land use: 1982-2007
Fertiliser application to crops and grass: 1986-2007
Area of woodland: 1924-2008

Status of UKBAP species and habitats in Scotland: 2005
Status of wild bird populations: 1975-2004
Catches of wild salmon: 1952-2006

Public Attitudes
Global Atmosphere
Air Quality

Throughout this publication, a '-' represents figures that are not available and 'R' indicates that figures have been revised since previous publications.

Edited by John Landrock, Lorraine Gormley and Susan Walker.

This edition of Key Scottish Environment Statistics will be the last available as a hard copy. From 2009 it will become a web only publication. For further information or to comment please contact:

Environment Statistics
Scottish Government
Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate
1-F South Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 244 0445
Fax: 0131 244 0446
Email: envstats@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

It has been produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice and Release Practice Protocol. www.statistics.gov.uk/about_ns/cop/default.asp

These statistics undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference.

Details of pre-release access is provided on the Scottish Government Statistics website at: www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/search/forthcoming

Complaints and suggestions

If you are not satisfied with our service, please write to:

Mr Rob Wishart
Chief Statistician
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House

Tel: (0131) 244 0302
Email: rob.wishart@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

We also welcome any comments or suggestions that would help us to improve our standards of service.

August 2008