Devolution and environmental law in Scotland: a reflection

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At a Glance: The Scotland Act 1998 established a new Scottish Parliament, with powers to legislate in the environment and implement relevant EU law. This enabled much-needed reform to many areas of Scots law neglected by Westminster, with significant work in water law, both water resources and water services. Institutional differences and some policy divergence are also evident in other areas, but
there is also ongoing collaboration at a technical level. The impacts of Brexit may see more rapid and substantial differences in future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalUKELA e-law
Issue number96
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • devolution; water law; environmental law; Scotland


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