Ancient Woodland Inventory (Scotland)

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Responsible Party: Scottish Natural Heritage (distributor)


In response to a 1980 select committee which recommended that ancient woods should be recognised and treated as a separate category, the NCCs compiled the Inventories of Ancient, Long-established and Semi-natural woodlands. A more sophisticated classification was developed for woodlands in Scotland due to the nature of the available historical sources. IMPORTANT. For Scottish woods, the category Ancient comprises woods recorded as being of semi-natural origin on EITHER the 1750 Roy maps OR the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1860. This is due a) to the likelihood of the latter having been omitted from the Roy maps and b) to render the Scottish classification compatible with that for England and Wales.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 60.86° to 54.525°
Longitude: -9.229° to -0.705°

Data Resources (1)

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Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 09/11/2011
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 1750 - 1970
Harvest URL
Harvest date 04/10/2016 12:06
Metadata date 4/10/2016
Harvest GUID A091F945-F744-4C8F-95B3-A09E6EF6AE33
Extent Latitude: 60.86° to 54.525°
Longitude: -9.229° to -0.705°
Spatial reference system OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [EPSG:27700]
Dataset reference date 18/9/2010 (creation)
Frequency of update notPlanned
Responsible party Scottish Natural Heritage (distributor)
Access constraints Available under an OS Open Data licence. You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: Copyright Scottish Natural Heritage Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (year)
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
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