Baseline Scotland reports

Sampling a pumped outflow from an abandoned coal mine in East Lothian

BGS carried out investigations of the baseline quality of groundwater in Scottish aquifers from 2005 – 2011, as part of a collaboration between BGS and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Outputs from this project are presented in a series of reports published between 2006 and 2017, which are available for download below.

Baseline Scotland report series

These reports were produced through a collaboration between BGS and SEPA.

Final report

Regional reports

A summary of the baseline groundwater chemistry in each major bedrock aquifer in Scotland is presented in Scotland's Aquifers and Groundwater Bodies.