How To Report Pesticide Incidents in Scotland

Information on how to go about reporting pesticide incidents

Animals (Wildlife & Pets)

Incidents of suspected poisoning of animals in Scotland involving;

  • Wild birds and mammals
  • Companion animals (pets, working animals)
  • Livestock
  • Bees and other pollinators ie beneficial insects
    • Suspected baits/suspicious substances

should be notified as soon as possible to WIIS-Scotland.

Contact Points

  • WIIS free phone number (0800 321 600).  This number is linked to SASA during working hours and out-of-hours mesages can be recorded.  Alternatively, email us at
  • Scottish Government Rural Payments & Inspections Division (RPID) - Area Office
  • Police Scotland Wildlife Crime Liaison Officers
  • If you feel that you would rather remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Samples may be submitted to the scheme via

Useful Links

The Health and Safety Executive's Chemicals Regulations Division provides information on pesticides, biocides and WIIS UK.

Environmental contamination incidents in Scotland should be reported to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Pollution Hotline 0800 80 70 60.

General information on reporting other types of pesticide incidents is available from HSE