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Air Quality In Aberdeen


Welcome to Aberdeen City Council’s air quality web pages.  These pages provide information on air quality in Aberdeen, pollutant types and health effects, measures being taken to improve air quality in Aberdeen and much, much more.

Clean air is essential for health and helps to make the city a pleasant place to live. The most recent information and data on air quality in Aberdeen is available in the Council’s Updating and Screening Assessment 2015.  In Aberdeen air quality is generally good, however there are a few hot spots of raised pollution levels around the city centre and main roads such as Anderson Drive / Haudagain Roundabout and Wellington Road.  Road traffic is the main source of pollution and the Council aims to improve air quality through the implementation of the Air Quality Action Plan 2011. However, clean air isn’t just the responsibility of the City Council: everyone can play their part by Doing Your Bit

The Breathe Easy Information Leaflet provides information on what the Council and individuals can do to improve air quality. 

Air Quality Monitoring In Aberdeen

Click on the link below for Real Time Monitoring Data:

Recent and historical monitoring data can be viewed and downloaded from the Scottish Government air quality website:

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  • Environmental Protection
    Housing and Environment
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 15
    Third Floor South
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
    Tel 01224 52 88 00