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Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants

Definitive guidance from the Scottish Government on responsibility for non-native and invasive species is being sought.

For more information, you can refer to The Scottish Government's Code of Practice .

Code of Practice key points

Who is responsible for non-native species in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers (including Marine Scotland), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency(SEPA) and the Forestry Commissioners (FCS) all have responsibilities relating to non-native species in Scotland.

SNH is the overall lead co-ordinating body for non-native species issues.

These 'habitat leads' are given specific powers relating to the prevention, eradication and control of non-natives in the 1981 Act (Chapter 9 provides more details) and are responsible for determining priorities for their habitat.

Who do I contact if I have a non-native species enquiry?

The habitat leads all have information on their websites however queries should be directed in the first instance to:

Contacting the Habitat Lead directly
Who do I contact if I require a licence to release a non-native species?

Most licensing is dealt with by SNH with freshwater fish being dealt with by Marine Scotland.

Licensing enquires

Native ranges and species specific advice

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000 Fax: 01259 727 453