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Scotland’s soils provide us with many benefits and we need to protect our soils so that they can continue to provide these benefits in future.

Although there is no one-size-fits-all soil protection policy for Scotland, there is a range of policies and legislation that protects some aspects of soil and influences how our soils are managed.

 

European Directives

 

EU policy / guidance

 

UK legislation

 

UK policy / guidance

 

Scottish legislation

 

Scottish policy / guidance

 

Codes of practice


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