Official statistics

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

Release dates for future publications

  • Due to additional pressures arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be a short delay to the publication of the Abundance of Terrestrial Breeding Birds in Scotland 1994-2019 Official Statistic. Publication will now be on 14 January 2021. Email [email protected] to find out more.

  • May 2021: Proportion of Scotland's protected sites in favourable condition 2021. Email [email protected] to find out more.

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