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PFOW MSP Map 21 Ports, Harbour Areas and Ferry Routes - Ferry Routes

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The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters (PFOW) supports a diverse marine economy and a vast majority of the area is used for multiple activities. This means there is a potential for competition and conflict. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters was chosen to pilot the development of a marine spatial plan to support sustainable management of the area’s seas. It aims to balance the needs of local communities and marine economic activities whilst protecting the environment on which they depend. The pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan is being developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highland Council. This pilot Plan aims to put in place a planning policy framework in advance of statutory regional marine planning to support sustainable decision making on marine use and management. Through the process of producing the pilot Plan, there have been many lessons learned, which will be published shortly, to inform the preparation of future regional marine plans and the governance arrangements that could underpin Marine Planning Partnerships. It is also anticipated that the pilot Plan will establish a useful basis for the preparation of the two future regional marine plans for Orkney and the North Coast Scottish Marine Regions. This layer displays map 21 of the plan, which shows Ferry Routes in the PFOW.

PFOW MSP Map 18 Recreational Activities- RYA Cruising Routes and Canoeing and Sea Kayaking

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The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters (PFOW) supports a diverse marine economy and a vast majority of the area is used for multiple activities. This means there is a potential for competition and conflict. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters was chosen to pilot the development of a marine spatial plan to support sustainable management of the area’s seas. It aims to balance the needs of local communities and marine economic activities whilst protecting the environment on which they depend. The pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan is being developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highland Council. This pilot Plan aims to put in place a planning policy framework in advance of statutory regional marine planning to support sustainable decision making on marine use and management. Through the process of producing the pilot Plan, there have been many lessons learned, which will be published shortly, to inform the preparation of future regional marine plans and the governance arrangements that could underpin Marine Planning Partnerships. It is also anticipated that the pilot Plan will establish a useful basis for the preparation of the two future regional marine plans for Orkney and the North Coast Scottish Marine Regions. This layer displays map 18 of the plan, which shows Recreational Activities including RYA Cruising Routes and Canoeing and Sea Kayaking in the PFOW.

Recreation activities (line)

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The Shetland Islands' Marine Spatial Plan has collected data on various recreational activities. The data are available as a mix of points (climbing routes; popular dives - wreck), lines (yacht racing and cruising; trout sea angling) and polygons (beach access; kayaking; popular dive sites; rowing; sailing race; surfing; windsurfing). This layer displays the line data for recreational activities on Shetland.

Landscape / Seascape Assessment of the Firth of Clyde Report

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The 'Landscape / Seascape Assessment of the Firth of Clyde Report' provides a strategic assessment of the coastal landscape and seascape of the Firth of Clyde. This layer divides the coastal landscape into those areas influenced by secluded; remote; isolated; designed and derelict characteristics. The data provides an understanding of what is special about the landscape of the Firth and the experience of this diverse seascape.

This dataset was produced by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and is currently hosted on the Marine Scotland National Marine Plan Interactive mapping tool. Metadata provided from SNH can be found VIA the following link: http://spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/catalog.search#/metadata/...

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