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Air quality

Air Quality Management Areas

In South Lanarkshire we generally have good and improving air quality however there are some localised air pollution hotspots identified in our towns. We have declared air quality management areas in these hotspots.

Recent years have seen an improvement in air quality within the Lanark area. Following consultation with Scottish Government, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and through a wider consultation process, an agreement has now been reached to revoke the Lanark air quality management area. The Air Quality Management Area Order No.3 (Lanark) Revocation Order comes into force as of 1 February 2024.  

An air quality action plan has been adopted which details the measures being taken to improve air quality within South Lanarkshire. View the Air Quality Action Plan.

Cleaning up our air isn’t easy, and there is a lot of work happening on an International, National and local level to make sure that pollution doesn’t get worse. However, as our roads continue to fill with more and more vehicles, keeping the air clean and preventing air pollution becomes ever more challenging. We can all do our bit to help improve air quality. More information is available on our air quality story map (The air that we breathe)