Solway - Recreation activities - September 2011
This map layer has been supplied directly by Marine Scotland National Marine Plan interactive. You can obtain additional information about the layer on this page
The purpose of this dataset is to provide mapping of the distribution of Tourism and Recreation activites in the Solway Firth. This work was done under the auspices of the Scottish Coastal Forum - Mapping Data for the Local Coastal Partnerships. This data is not represented in any national datasets, and is local-level scale. Hand drawn maps were created by the Solway Firth Partnership with an interviewee, and then digitised by Marine Atlas Consultants Ltd using GIS. The datasets have been created in vector polygons and are available in ArcGIS (.shp), MapInfo (.tab) and Google Earth (.kml) format. The project will result in improved knowledge of recreational use for identifying conflicts in marine spatial planning. It will also be applicable to other Marine Scotland functions such as Marine Licensing which may utilise the data for considering possible resource conflicts and for Marine Conservation and Enforcement to consider possible risks or impacts in relation to marine protected site management.
This layer displays approximate areas used for recreation activities. These activities include diving, land sailing, yachting and wildfowling.