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S5W-17165: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it offers to people whose homes are affected by air pollution from distilleries, and what action it is taking to address the issue.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 21 June 2018

The Scottish Government does not offer specific advice to people whose homes are affected by air pollution from distilleries. General advice to the public regarding air quality is available on the Scottish air quality website: scottishairquality.co.uk

All local authorities in Scotland are required to regularly review air quality in their areas against objectives for several pollutants of concern for human health. If this work indicates that any objectives are not being achieved, the authority concerned must declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and produce an action plan to tackle the issues identified.

To date, no exceedences of any of the objectives have been identified in Scotland relating to air pollution from distilleries.