Energy Saving Trust

Our free, expert and impartial advice could help your organisation save energy and money. We can advise you about available funding and support to help you reduce transport costs and emissions. We can also help you to engage with your employees to help them save energy, lower costs and reduce carbon emissions.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Our purpose

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.

Our vision

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.

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Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise identify and exploit opportunities for Scotland's economic growth by supporting Scottish companies to compete.

Our ambition

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.

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Scottish Evironment 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.

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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.

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Scottish Water

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.

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The Scottish Government

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.

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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.

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