Datasets

  • Thematic Soil Maps

    Thematic soil maps show the distribution of a specific soil property or theme, such as topsoil organic carbon content or soil texture.
  • Scotland's Epiphyte Diversity, Climate Change Risk

    Scotland has international conservation responsibility towards 'cryptogamic' bryophytes and lichens, especially epiphytic species (growing on trees) that characterise its...
  • Cultural Heritage: Entertainment

    This data set provides information on references in cultural media to landscape and local setting. It is based on work undertaken by AECOM following a commision by SNH to map...
  • Native Woodland Model (2004)

    The Potential for Native Woodland in Upland Scotland was created by the Macaulay Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage in 2004. It was developed to assist in the planning of...
  • Land Capability Maps

    Land capability maps use soil data along with information on other properties, such as climate or landscape, to classify the land for a specific purpose such as the Land...
  • Peat Surveys

    Surveys of peat produced by the Scottish Peat Committee and the Macaulay Institute since the 1950's
  • National Soils of Scotland

    James Hutton Institute data sets contributing or derived from the National Soils of Scotland database. Soil maps display the distribution of different soil types across the land...
  • Cultural Heritage: Class Indicator

    Cultural Heritage CES class Indicator created from the sub-indicators Time Depth and Historic Richness by landscape character units (LCA) The cultural heritage indicator is...
  • Soils of Scotland (partial cover)

    A series of data sets from the James Hutton Institute that cover the more intensively farmed parts of Scotland. These data are typically at a larger scale (more detailed) than...
  • Biodiversity

    This dataset includes resources displaying proxies of biodiversity Please note that at present this is only available as a web mapping service
  • Species Richness

    Management or Restoration of Hedgerows is a management option available under the Agro-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) of the Scottish Rural Development Plan (SRDP). The...
  • Available Water Capacity

    The available water capacity map is based on the 1:250 000 soil map and calculated using data from the Scottish Soils Knowledge and Information Base (SSKIB). The available water...
  • AECS - Wild Bird Seed For Farmland Birds

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Wild Bird Seed For...
  • AECS - Grass Strips in Arable Fields

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Grass Strips in...
  • AECS - Forage Brassica Crops for Farmland Birds

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Forage Brassica Crops...
  • AECS - Creation of Hedgerows

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Hedgerows in the...
  • AECS - Management or Restoration of Hedgerows

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the Management or Restoration of...
  • AECS - Stubbles Followed By Green Manure In An Arable Rotation

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from Stubbles Followed By Green Manure In...
  • AECS - Retention Of Winter Stubbles For Wildlife & Water Quality

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the Retention Of Winter Stubbles For...
  • AECS - Beetle Banks

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Beetle Banks in the...
  • AECS - Wader & Wildlife Mown Grassland

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Wader & Wildlife...
  • AECS - Unharvested Conservation Headlands For Wildlife

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Unharvested...
  • AECS - Wader Grazed Grassland

    A mapping layer depicting species richness per 10 km x 10 km grid cell of Scottish Biodiversity List species identified as benefiting from the provision of Wader Grazed...
  • Soil Risk Maps (partial cover)

    The Risk maps show a series of simple indicators of the role of soils in determining risks to water quality. These indicators include the risk of soil erosion, leaching from...
  • Land Cover

    A range of resources from various sources depicting land cover in Scotland