Scottish Marine Regions
Layer shows boundaries of the 11 Scottish Marine Regions (SMRs) as set out in The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015, which came in to force on 13 May 2015. Collectively the SMRs known as the 'Scottish Inshore Region' as defined in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
The boundaries identify the areas for preparing and adopting regional marine plans. Regional Marine Planning will be taken forward by Marine Planning Partnerships. The National Marine Plan and Marine Policy Statement will apply in areas where there is no regional marine plan yet in place.