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Coastal settlement typology - Scotland 2016 - Level 1

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This data layer shows the different types of coastal town on the basis of their census based socio-economic and demographic characteristics. This is based on a two-stage cluster analysis of coastal localities (defined as within 2 kilometres of the coast) with populations of greater than 1000 (for reasons of confidentiality).

The Level 1 Typology was created using data drawn from 15 variables of the demographic, socio-economic, health and mobility indicators of the 2011 Scottish Census (e.g. age, household composition, self-rated health, industry, deprivation indicator, distance to work).

This yielded five different groups:

  1. Military families
  2. Peripheral fishing and port towns
  3. Industrial roots
  4. Historic university
  5. Linked later-life localities

146 of 149 identified localities are made up of the three main groups:  “Peripheral Port and Fishing Towns,” “Industrial roots,” and “Linked Later‐life localities". The two outlying groups “Military Families” and “Historic University Town” together account for the remaining three localities.

The labels given to these groups are data driven descriptions which coincide predominantly with economic narratives explaining Scotland's coastal population.  

The West Highlands, the North Coast, and Islands communities feature prominently within Peripheral Fishing and Port towns; the high concentration of Industrial Roots around the central belt; and the Linked Later‐life Localities coalesce around Scotland's four main cities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Coastal rubbish aerial photography locations (SCRAPbook project)

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Scotland’s Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography (SCRAPbook) uses aerial photography collected by light aircraft to identify visible macro litter on the coast. During 2018 and 2019 images were collected from all accessible areas of the Scottish mainland coast, producing a ‘snapshot’ of macro litter distribution. A coordinated team of citizen scientists assessed the images for data intensity and litter types and a spatial data set generated to map these locations. Litter was assessed on an intensity scale from 0 – 5.

Map 39 - Informal recreation locations (Part 1/2)

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This assessment has been developed by NAFC Marine Centre, on behalf of the Shetland Islands Marine Planning Partnership, with guidance from the Shetland Islands Marine Planning Partnership Advisory Group. The assessment provides a data baseline to support the development of a regional marine plan under the Marine Scotland Act (2010).

Please visit the Shetland Islands Regional Marine Planning Partnership website (under Data Provider) for more information, including the data originators for all the individual data sets used for the maps. It is not possible to list all the originators here. As the assessment is a snapshot in time, more up to date data may be available on MS Maps NMPi along with data originator details.

Map 13 - Distribution of breeding bird colonies - Arctic and Great skua

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This assessment has been developed by NAFC Marine Centre, on behalf of the Shetland Islands Marine Planning Partnership, with guidance from the Shetland Islands Marine Planning Partnership Advisory Group. The assessment provides a data baseline to support the development of a regional marine plan under the Marine Scotland Act (2010).

Please visit the Shetland Islands Regional Marine Planning Partnership website (under Data Provider) for more information, including the data originators for all the individual data sets used for the maps. It is not possible to list all the originators here. As the assessment is a snapshot in time, more up to date data may be available on MS Maps NMPi along with data originator details.

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