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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.

Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Find out about biodiversity and geodiversity in West Lothian and why it is important to preserve our natural environment

Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Officer deals with many dog related issues in the West Lothian area and is 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.


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