Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay (Air Quality Group)

Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay Independent Air Quality Monitoring Review Group

The Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay Independent Air Quality Monitoring Review Group (the Review Group) was formed to provide advice and recommendations to Fife Council regarding the monitoring of emissions resulting from the operations at the Mossmorran plants and the Braefoot Bay terminal facilities (operated by Shell UK Limited and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited).

The Review Group consists of an Independent Chair and representatives from Fife Council, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM). Representatives of ExxonMobil and Shell attend the Review Group meetings by invitiation. The Review Group liaises with local communities, local Community Councils and representatives of the local health service.

Meetings are held as fequently as is considered necessary, but are generally held once a year. The Review Group's findings are reported annually.

The 2017 Annual Report (published October 2018) concluded that emissions from the Shell and ExxonMobil plants at Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay continue to pose no siginificant risk to the health of the local community.

Additional information and advice is available from SEPA:

  • Frequently asked questions, newsletters, updates during flaring events and videos are available on the SEPA website at
  • Environmental incidents can be reported on SEPA's 24 hour Pollution Hotline by calling 0800 807 060. Information about how and what to report can be found at
  • General queries can be emailed to This email account is monitored weekdays during office hours only.


Air Quality
Tel: 01592 583141 Contact Air Quality online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY
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