Environment and countryside
Access to and protection of the countryside and managing wildlife on your land
Apply for a muirburn licence
Information on getting permission to carry out muirburn out of season.
Apply for a snare identification number
Apply for a snare identification number from Police Scotland.
Boating on Scottish canals
Get information before sailing on Scotland's canals.
Find protected areas of countryside
Find protected areas, check if your business or home is near one and what environmental restrictions apply.
Find the air quality in your area
Check to see how clean the air is in your area.
Find the water quality in your area
Search by postcode to make sure the water in your area is clean.
Importing and exporting forestry goods
Information on importing and exporting forestry goods in Scotland. Includes timber and wood products, Forest Reproductive Materials, plants and plant products.
Licence to release non-native wildlife and plants
Information on applying for permission to keep or release non-native animals or plants.
Managing wildlife on your land
You may need a wildlife licence to kill, cull, remove or disturb the habitats of legally protected species.
Paddling on Scottish canals
Information for planning ahead before paddling on Scotland's canals.
Report a wildlife crime
Find out what to do if you think you’ve seen a wildlife crime.
Report an environmental incident
Find out how and when to report an environmental incident.
The Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code
Information and guidlines on watching marine wildflife safely and responsibly.
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Information on your rights and responsibilities when exploring Scotland's outdoors.
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