The quality of the air around us is affected by pollutants released into the atmosphere. Our understanding of air pollution and its causes has improved significantly and citizens can get involved in monitoring.
The quality of air around us is affected by substances released into the atmosphere through human activities, such as transport and industry, as well as from natural sources such as sea salt and volcanic activity.
The quality of our air is important to all of us and we all have a part to play in maintaining good air quality. This section contains information and reports on citizen science projects that aim to increase the understanding and engagement of individuals and communities in air quality.
We now understand more about the causes and effects of air pollution but need clearer, more compelling ways to explain this to people living in Scotland so they make everyday transport choices that reduce air pollution, especially in urban areas.
Air pollution has the potential to damage our health and environment, and as such it is important for us to consider the air quality in the areas in which we live. The University of Stirling are working alongside the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and with support from Stirling Council, to organise a series of community-based workshop events across Stirlingshire.