Environment statistics

Environment statistics published by the Scottish Government.


Environment statistics published by the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government's website was recently updated. An archived version of the previous version of this web page is available.

Key Scottish environment statistics

An annual national statistics publication presenting charts, summary tables and text for around 40 data series. This publication is no longer being updated.

Publications prior to 2012 can be found in our archive.

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An annual official statistics publication providing the first release of Scottish greenhouse gas emissions statistics. The emissions figures shown in this release include emissions from international aviation and shipping and provide a separate estimate of Scottish emissions adjusted for trading in the EU Emissions Trading System.

Publications prior to 2012 can be found in our archive.

Scotland's Carbon Footprint

An official statistics publication providing estimates of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis; that is emissions that are associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise together with emissions directly generated by Scottish households.

Scottish emissions of air pollutants

A news release summarising the Scottish results from a report on emissions of carbon monoxide, ammonia, nitrogen oxides, sub-10 micron particulate matter (PM10), sulphur dioxide, lead and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs). The full report, prepared by Ricardo, is published on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website.

The statistics are no longer considered official statistics and this news release will no longer be produced.


ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues. Information on stakeholder engagement and activity conducted in relation to Environment can currently be found at this archival page of the Scottish Government website.

Scottish Environment Statistics Online (SESO)

Link to an archival copy of the SESO datasets. This publication is no longer being updated.




Environment Statistics
Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Scottish Government
3H South
Victoria Quay