Chapter 5: Productive

Ports, harbours, marinas, and slipways (OSCP) - November 2019

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The locations of ports, harbours, marinas and slips around Scotland. Ports are a key part of the maritime infrastructure, providing the transport infrastructure between land and sea. Ports are critical in the effective movement of cargo and people especially in the context of today’s global economy and ever increasing demands of the customer. The 11 major ports are defined by Department for Transport (DfT) as regularly handling over 1M tonnes per year.

Locations of ports and names were derived from a number of sources including Marine Scotland, Transport Scotland and, compared with Ordnance Survey data and with feedback from port authorities (facilitated by British Ports Authority). Port codes were derived from 2019-1 version of the UN LOCODE database. Some slips were identified from the cartographic text in OS MasterMap, from aerial imagery, and feedback from the local community.

Water Abstraction - Coastal abstraction points (2014)

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Abstraction involves taking water, via pipe, from the sea, using it for an industrial process and then returning it to the sea. SEPA regulates the abstraction of water from the marine environment. This layer displays the locations of coastal water abstractions authorised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). It includes details of maximum abstraction rates and industrial sector codes. (Sites greater than two miles from coast have been removed)


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