Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary responds to foul odour emission complaints

Due to ongoing foul odour emissions from Seafield our local MSP Ben MacPherson wrote to the Scottish Governments Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

The Scottish Governments response has now been shared with Leith Links Community Council and we are sharing it here so that our community to read the Cabinet Secretarys views regarding the ongoing foul odour emissions.

Commenting on behalf of Leith Links Community Council, Jim Scanlon said today;

The Community Council welcome the response from the environment minister, Rosanna Cunningham to Ben MacPherson MSP at the request of the Community Council.

Community Councillor Jim Scanlon

Unfortunately, she has responded to incidents during March & April and what action Scottish Water & Veolia would take to reduce odour.

Her response which is dated 8th June also highlights the ‘ageing works at Seafield’ and makes no mention of the continuing complaints during May and June received by the Community council. We will be contacting Ms Cunningham again regarding this ongoing issue.

Leith Links Community Council continues to encourage any member of our community who is negatively impacted by the release of foul odour emissions from the Seafield site to report such incidents via our website.

Our online reporting tool not only notifies Scottish Water, but simultaneously informs the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Veolia UK, Leith Links Community Council, City of Edinburgh Council (officers and Councillors Booth, Munro & McVey), the Scottish Governments Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and local MSP Ben MacPherson.