This dataset contains information on coastal facilities utilised by the hydrocarbons industry. The locations of refineries, terminals (pipelines) and decommissioning yards as well as their names are recorded.
Coastal erosion and flooding pose a threat to people and their property at the coast. For generations, society has built defences to prevent erosion and protect land from flooding. Examples of these include groynes, sea walls and embankments (termed hard engineering).
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. This layer shows the 11 largest ports in Scotland.
Cruise Scotland are a membership-based organisation which promotes Scottish ports as a destination for cruise ships. This layer shows the location of Scottish Cruise ports and the number of ship calls per port. (The number of ship calls to port has been plotted against each year from 2012-2016 and is shown in a graph format at each port location)