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Contact details

SEA Gateway : 

Contact details

Technical or informal enquiries may be directed to the Consultation Authorities, however all other enquiries, including those queries relating to Screening and Scoping procedures should be directed to the SEA Team at:

SEA Gateway Team
2-H (South)
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

E-mail - SEA.Gateway@gov.scot
Telephone - 0131 244 7650 (helpdesk)
Fax - 0131 244 7555

Strategic Environmental Assessment

In Scotland, public bodies and some private companies operating in a public character are required to assess, consult and monitor the likely impacts of their plans, programmes and strategies on the environment. This process is known as Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

StrathyreSEA is a key component of sustainable development, establishing important methods for protecting the environment and extending opportunities for public participation in decision making. SEA achieves this by:

  • Systematically assessing and monitoring the significant environmental effects of public sector strategies, plans and programmes
  • Ensuring that expertise and views are sought at various points in the process from SNH, SEPA, Historic Scotland and the public
  • Requiring a public statement as to how opinions have been taken into account.

SEA in Scotland

Background and review of SEA in Scotland











SEA Guidance

SEA Guidance



Photo taken by Marc Millar - Heather Road Gairloch





SEA Database

The SEA Database holds all Scottish SEA material since July 2004




Photo taken by Marc Millar - Balquidder sheep

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