Limits and Boundaries - Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 (SMRs)
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Under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, Scottish Ministers were given the power to identify the boundaries of Scottish Marine Regions (SMRs) for the purposes of regional marine planning. The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 identifies 11 Scottish Marine Regions and establishes their boundaries.
This layer shows boundaries of all 11 Scottish Marine Regions as set out in The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015, which came in to force on 13 May 2015. This is a simplified version of the SMR boundaries, using planar rather than loxodromic connecting lines. For most purposes, this will suffice.
Marine planning will take place at a local level within these regions, where regional marine planning will be delegated to Marine Planning Partnerships (MPPs). The order is available via http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/193/contents/made