National Scenic Areas (WMS)

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National Scenic Areas (NSAs) are Scotland's only national landscape designation, and defined as areas “of outstanding scenic value in a national context” for which special protection measures are required. The designation’s purpose is both to identify our finest scenery and to ensure its protection from inappropriate development. NSAs are broadly equivalent to the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty found in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They are regarded by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Category V Protected Landscapes. There are 40 NSAs in total covering roughly 1 million hectares (13% of Scotland).

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Web Service Information: 
Base WMS Address: http://sedsh127.sedsh.gov.uk/arcgis/services/ScotGov/ProtectedSites/MapServer/WMSServer?
Layer name:National Scenic Areas
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