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Official statistics

NatureScot was specified as a provider of official statistics under the Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010.

Release dates for future publications

  • 13th May 2020: Proportion of Scotland's protected sites in favourable condition 2020
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  • Nov 2020: Index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds 1994-2019
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Our two Official Statistics contribute to the Scottish Government's suite of National Performance Framework Indicators.

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NatureScot protocols follow the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.  This ensures that our official statistics have integrity and are objective, impartial and useful.

Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010