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Coastal Protection and Flood Defence - Managed re-alignment schemes

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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). Present day approaches also include soft engineering such as replenishing eroding beaches with sand, referred to as beach nourishment. Also, nature is occasionally allowed to take its course through managed retreat or coastal realignment, where existing hard defences are intentionally or naturally allowed to breach so recreating natural saltmarsh. This provides a place for high tides to spread out and would be most effective in firths.

Coastal Protection and Flood Defence - Coast protection schemes since 2000

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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). Present day approaches also include soft engineering such as replenishing eroding beaches with sand, referred to as beach nourishment. Also, nature is occasionally allowed to take its course through managed retreat or coastal realignment, where existing hard defences are intentionally or naturally allowed to breach so recreating natural saltmarsh. This provides a place for high tides to spread out and would be most effective in firths.

Sites and vessels designated under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 ("war graves") - protected wrecks

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The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 deals with wrecks of both aircraft and ships, and all military aircraft are automatically protected under this legislation. This dataset show the locations of protected places and controlled sites designated under The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2017. Commonly called "war graves", they are more correctly referred to as "military maritime graves".

Layer contains data from OceanWise Marine Themes dataset, used under licence.

Sea Fisheries Statistics - Ports (2013 onwards)

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The annual Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics report is aggregated into districts, which reflect the area of responsibility of the local fishery office. This dataset shows the approximate location (point) of the ports and creeks within each district. The districts are for illustrative purposes only. The dataset was updated in 2013 to reflect changes to Ullapool district and renaming Pittenweem district as Anstruther.

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