Agricultural Parishes

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Title
Agricultural Parishes
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
www.gov.scot / SG_AgriculturalParishes

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Abstract
Agricultural parishes are based on Civil Parishes which were abolished as an administrative unit in Scotland in 1975. Agricultural parishes continue to be used for boundary and statistical purposes. There are 891 agricultural parishes in Scotland and they are used in the Agricultural Census and for the payment of farming grants and subsidies. The dataset contains parish boundaries, parish names and parish codes.

Publisher

Point of contact

The James Hutton Institute
The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
Scotland
AB15 8QH
United Kingdom
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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
IPSV - Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary - version 2
  • Agricultural land
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Other constraints
No limitations on public access
Use limitation
Open Government Licence
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used to acknowledge the source of the information: Copyright Scottish Government, contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (insert year)
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Denominator
10000
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Topic category
  • Boundaries
  • Farming
Geographic identifier
GB-SCT

Title
ISO 3166-2
Date ( Revision )

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Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.4

Distribution format
  • WMS ( 1.3.0 )

  • WFS ( 2.0.0 )

  • ESRI REST ( 1.0 )

  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

dataset
Statement
The dataset was originally digitised from 1946 Ordnance Survey 1/4 inch to mile mapping in 1997 by the Scottish Office Digital Mapping Service and a further QA was carried out in 2003 by the Scottish Executive Geographical Information Service. The 2016 revision to the dataset was carried out by The James Hutton Institute as part of their work for the Areas of National Constraint (ANC) designation, and is derived from Civil Parish and Agricultural Parish datasets published by National Records of Scotland and The Scottish Government respectively. Civil parish boundaries were used in large measure to re-capture the agricultural boundaries at higher spatial resolution than they existed in the original layer. Where these did not contain some of the splits between parishes seen in the original agricultural parish boundary layer (such as in Orkney, Shetland, Edinburgh), historic Ordnance Survey 6-inch to the mile mapping (scale 1:10,560 – i.e. consistent with the scale of capture of the civil parish boundaries) was used to derive the boundaries. A new coastline has been applied which follows the Mean High Water (Springs) tide line marked in Ordnance Survey MasterMap Topography Layer (extracted January 2016). The result is an improved representation of the Agricultural Parish Boundaries at approximately 1:10,000 scale.

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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

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