Spatial Datasets for Glensaugh Research Farm

Glensaugh is one of The James Hutton Institute research farms. It is in the Grampian foothills to the east of the B974 Fettercairn to Banchory road about 7 km north of Laurencekirk and with more than 1,000 hectares (ha) of farmland. It lies within an altitudinal range of 120 and 450 metres above sea level and has an average annual rainfall of 1040 mm. The primary land use activity at Glensaugh is commercial livestock farming which is supported by an extensive grazing resource. The farm also is one of the 11 UK sites in the Environmental Change Network (ECN) in which measurements are being made of the long-term changes in dry and wet aerial deposition, water quality, soil characteristics, vegetation, and wildlife. A plan is on board - Glensaugh: Scotland’s climate-positive farm. The main purpose of this plan is to use the Institute's research expertise and external knowledge and technology to transform Glensaugh into a farm that is climate positive. The spatial datasets in this resource are extracted from existing datasets so reseachers and others currently working or intend to work on the farm can have quick overviews of biophysical characteristics of landscape of the farmland and its environs. However, any of these datasets is meant to be used with Glensaugh research farm projects only.

Interactive Web Map

We have created an interactive web map at This website has similar content to the data available here but with more interactivity enabled, including clickable layers and the ability to overlay multiple data sets.

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Additional Info

Author Donald Barrie
Maintainer David Donnelly
CICES Section Regulation and Maintenance
GEMET Theme agriculture