Aerial photo over Isle of Lewis Michael Grant

Scotland's sewage scandal

Every year, sewage is entering Scottish seas for hundreds of thousands of hours.

Without Scottish Government action, the problem is set to get worse.

The sewage stats

In 2022, sewage polluted Scottish seas for over 113,000 hours, coming from just 3.4% of Scotland's sewage overflows.

In the same year, our volunteers recorded over 35,000 pieces of sewage related litter on beaches across Scotland.

This pollution is happening near areas of conservation and bathing waters, threatening key habitats and ecosystems.

Scottish supporters: will you take a stand?

To address sewage pollution and protect our seas, Scottish Government must implement progressive spill reduction targets. By 2026, 100% of Scotland’s storm overflows should be monitored and reported on.

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