Historic Marine Protected Areas (DATASET)

Published by Scottish Government Spatial Data Infrastructure.   Licensed under [Open Government Licence] Open Government Licence & “This data is indicative only and the user should refer to the Historic Marine Protected Area site documentation for exact locations of individual boundary points and supplementary information.; This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/.; If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]”. Read More
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Responsible Party: Historic Environment Scotland (pointOfContact, distributor)


Historic Marine Protected Areas ‘Historic MPAs’ are designated under Section 67 of the Marine Scotland Act 2010 to protect marine historic assets (e.g historic shipwrecks) of national importance within Scottish territorial waters.

The Scottish Government is committed to clean, healthy, safe, productive, biologically diverse marine and coastal environments, managed to meet the long-term needs of people and nature. This includes protecting and, where appropriate, enhancing our most important historic wrecks and other marine heritage sites in such a way that they can be valued and understood. One way Scottish Ministers can achieve this is by designating nationally important marine historic assets in Scottish territorial waters as Historic Marine Protected Areas under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.

The data shows the boundaries of all Historic Marine Protected Areas in Scotland. You should refer to the Historic Marine Protected Area site documentation for exact locations of individual boundary points and supplementary information.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 61.4645° to 54.5329°
Longitude: -7.7571° to -0.5320°

Data Resources (1)

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Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 03/07/2013
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 18/3/2013
Harvest URL https://www.spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/csw
Harvest date 06/03/2017 17:52
Metadata date 6/3/2017
Harvest GUID 106c9bc8-a597-4ca4-8f12-437918c87639
Extent Latitude: 61.46459° to 54.53297°
Longitude: -7.75714° to -0.53202°
Spatial reference system urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4258
Dataset reference date 18/3/2013 (publication), 2016-10-28T14:00:00 (revision)
Frequency of update asNeeded
Responsible party Historic Environment Scotland (pointOfContact, distributor)
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Access constraints No value
Coupled Services