The Scottish government has commissioned an independent review of its air quality strategy.
It will be conducted by professor Campbell Gemmell, the former chief executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. It will be his second review for Holyrood, having recommended a ban on underground coal gasification in 2016.
His investigation of the ‘Cleaner Air for Scotland’ programme will consider its progress and impact, new evidence accumulated since publication in 2015 and make recommendations for new policy. It is expected to cover emissions from transport, industry, households and farming, while considering health, planning and business issues.