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West Lothian has one of the fastest growing populations in Scotland and the council is committed to managing this growth in an environmentally sustainable way, by managing resources such as water and land efficiency, to conserve energy and the external environment.


Although West Lothian is an urban dominated environment the diversity and quality of its countryside and urban areas is important in the context of sustainable development and its communities.

Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Officers deal with many dog related issues in the West Lothian area and are on hand to offer advice and guidance to residents and dog owners.

Energy and Sustainability

Put very simply sustainability is about improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the earth's supporting ecosystems.

Countryside and Urban Access

West Lothian is a large urban dominated area, however our countryside is a valuable resource for the environment and recreation.


Water is essential to life, but too little, too much or in the wrong place can be a problem. Find out here who to contact.