Local Nature Conservation Sites - Scotland

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Title
Local Nature Conservation Sites - Scotland
Alternate title
lnatcs
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
www.spatialhub.scot / sh_lnatcs

Abstract

Local nature conservation sites (LNCS) is a non-statutory designation given by local authorities to areas of locally important nature and landscapes. Scottish Natural Heritage, on behalf of the Local Nature Conservation Sites Working Group, published guidance ( http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/local-nature-conservation/ ) for local authorities on the establishment and management of LNCS systems in Scotland. One of the LNCS working group's recommendations was that all local authorities should adopt the LNCS name in place of the many different local names. However, many councils still use alternative names for these sites such as Local Biodiversity Sites, Local Wildlife Sites, Local Geodiversity Sites and Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation. We have merged these all into this national dataset. Several LAs are still to confirm and digitise their LNCSs.

Point of contact

The Improvement Service
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6AX
United Kingdom
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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
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Other constraints
Limitations on public access
Use limitation
Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.
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Topic category
  • Environment
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Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4258

Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / ETRS89 (EPSG:4258) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG:3857) / 7.9