We help you to save energy and take control of your energy bills.
We are a social enterprise that provides free and impartial advice on how to stop wasting energy and money in the home.
If you would like advice about saving energy and money in the home, simply visit our website www.energysavingtrust.org.uk or call us on 0300 123 1234 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland or 0808 808 2282 if you are in Scotland.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.
We are the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. HIE's purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.
We want the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.
Businesses and non-government organisations (NGOs) were supportive of setting a challenging target and that gave the government the confidence to set a target of 42% reduction in emissions, safe in the knowledge that all sectors of society would play their part in meeting this target. In December 2009, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group was initiated by Ian Marchant and other business leaders and NGOs, with support from the Scottish Government, to ensure that all sectors of Scotland’s economy and civic society contribute fully to achieving Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets.
The Group now consists of 140 members from 100 organisations and business across Scotland, each with something valuable to contribute. The Group is Chaired by Ian Marchant and is supported by five Vice Chairs.
Scottish Enterprise identify and exploit opportunities for Scotland's economic growth by supporting Scottish companies to compete.
Reflecting the core vision set out in the Government’s Economic Strategy, we want “Scotland to be an innovative, high wage and high productivity economy that competes in international markets and focuses on high value goods and services". To achieve this, we want to ‘shift the dial’ in Scotland’s economic performance.
Our latest business plan sets out our strategic approach to boost Scotland’s economy by focusing on four critical drivers of growth.
Scottish Water is trusted to serve Scotland, providing vital services, essential to daily life.
We deliver clear and fresh drinking water, treat waste water and help protect the environment across Scotland – every day of the year.
The quality of drinking water provided to customers has reached an all-time high and our investment helps to support jobs and the economy of Scotland, while protecting and enhancing the environment.
For more information on Scottish Water, visit: www.scottishwater.co.uk
A clean and healthy environment is fundamental to Scotland’s continued well-being and prosperity – our role is to help protect and maintain Scotland’s vital environmental resources.
SEPA's role in protecting the environment and human health is wide-ranging, including environmental regulation, mitigating and adapting to climate change, monitoring and reporting on the state of our environment, raising awareness of environmental issues, engaging with the public through citizen science projects, and resolving environmental harms.
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.
Who runs the Scottish Government
After a Scottish Parliamentary election, a First Minister is formally nominated by the Scottish Parliament and appointed by Her Majesty the Queen. The First Minister then appoints the Scottish Ministers to make up their Cabinet with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament and the approval of the Queen.
The First Minister leads The Scottish Government, with the support of the Scottish Cabinet and Ministers.
Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources.
As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
Our goal is to help Scotland eliminate waste. By waste we mean any natural asset which is not used to its full potential.
To achieve this goal, we pursue activities aligned to two complementary approaches: circular economy and resource efficiency.