Energy Saving Trust

We are working to address the climate emergency by providing leadership and expertise to help deliver a zero carbon society. Our free, expert and impartial advice could empower your organisation to reduce energy emissions and save money.

We can advise you about available funding and support for energy saving measures, renewable technologies and low carbon transport and help you to engage with your employees to help them to save energy and money too.

Find out more about Energy Saving Trust at energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. We operate across a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray. 

Our vision is to help to build a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economy across the region, attracting more people to live, work, study, invest and visit.

We work with businesses, communities and social enterprises of all sizes and across all sectors. Our support includes providing advice, funding and property, as well as running events and workshops to meet our customer's needs. 

Find out more at www.hie.co.uk

NatureScot

NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency with 30 years’ experience advising the Scottish Government. We work to enhance our natural environment and inspire the people of Scotland to care more about it. We will be indispensable to Scotland’s ‘green recovery’ from Covid-19, stimulating a revival that secures resilience through a nature-rich future for Scotland and an effective response to the climate emergency. This means that by 2030, Scotland will be recognised as a world leader in looking after and enhancing nature.

For more information, visit our website at www.nature.scot or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nature_scot

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency. We want to transform the Scottish economy by helping businesses innovate and scale.

We’re putting net zero at the heart of everything we do and using our support to encourage more companies on their net zero journeys both by helping them take advantage of the opportunities presented by a transition to a low carbon economy and by helping them to decarbonise their own operations.

Find out about the benefits of sustainable business practises and how we can help you work more efficiently, build resilience and take advantage of low carbon and climate change opportunities HERE .

 

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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.

Find out more about SEPA 

Scottish Water

Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends. Every day we: 

  • deliver 1.52 billion litres of clear, fresh drinking water and;
  • remove 1.10 billion litres of waste water which we treat, recover resources from and return safely to the environment.

The water and waste water services we deliver are vital to the daily lives of over 2.6 million households and more than 150,000 business premises, and support a flourishing Scotland.  

With over 2,000 treatment works and more than 60,000 miles of pipes we support communities across Scotland. 

Our focus is on delivering an excellent service, providing great value for money, and reducing our effect on the environment, going beyond net zero emissions.  

As one of the UK’s top performing water companies, our customers and communities are at the heart of everything we do. 

We continue to invest to deliver further improvements to drinking water quality, protect the environment and contribute to the Scottish economy.  

To find out more about Scottish Water and our services, visit www.scottishwater.co.uk  

and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.   

South of Scotland Enterprise

Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland https://www.southofscotlandenterprise.com/

South of Scotland Enterprise (also known as SOSE) launched officially on 1 April 2020 as the new Economic and Community Development Agency for Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders. 

We were established by the Scottish Government in recognition of the unique circumstances of the South of Scotland, and the need for a fresh approach to drive inclusive growth across the area. The South of Scotland Enterprise Act 2019 was passed by Scottish Parliament in June 2019 and provides our legal framework.  

We are the Economic and Community Development Agency covering Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We are here to establish the South of Scotland as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth. 

The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation. 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.

Find out more about The Scottish Government at gov.scot

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change. 

Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy. 

We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.

More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk. You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn