The Westminster and Holyrood Governments have recently published a number of reports that may contain useful information for scientists. These include:
Biological Sciences/Environmental Sciences
Report about the work of The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme, which investigates “suspected poisoning of wildlife, beneficial insects, companion animals and livestock if there is evidence to indicate that pesticides or biocides may be involved”.
Wide variety of statistics about the environment in Scotland. Includes energy generation by source (2000-2008), annual mean temperature (1910-2009), waste recycling (2000-2009), status of wild bird populations (1975-2009), etc. An excellent resource for environmental research.
“Statstics on key policy topics such as People and Communities, Services and Lifestyle, Economy and Enterprise broken down by Remote Rural, Accessible Rural and Rest of Scotland.”
“Landings of fish by Scottish based vessels, the structure of the Scottish fishing fleet, numbers of fishermen employed in Scotland, UK quota uptake and effort uptake by the Scottish fleet”
UK statistics for 2009.
A National Statistics publication for Scotland, providing reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics and behaviour of Scottish households and adults. Includes information about sports participation (p. 149 onwards).