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    The data was collected for each of 27,915 one kilometre grid squares containing land in Highland Region.

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    Blue-Green Algae Warning Notices for Lochs within The Highland Council Area

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    This GIS Layer details the Flare Zones within the Highland Council Area. A Flare Zone is an administrative area referred to within the operations for Environmental Health. Flare is the Information Management System used within the Environmental Health Function of The Highland Council - this database is also known as CIVICA APP.

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    This geo-spatial layer contains the location detils of Type A and Type B Private Water Supplies held within The Highland Council Area. This is an evolving geo-spatial layer where from time to time, new private water supplies are added. At present, there are nearly 1200 private water supplies mapped within The Highland Council Area.

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    Argyll and Bute : Woodland and Forestry Strategy 2011 showing indicative suitability for woodland and forestry. It identifies the existing resource, the main issues and strategic priorities within Argyll and Bute

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    Highland Council Area Primary Schools. This dataset is maintained by the Care & Learning Service. Schools are not removed from the dataset - but the status is updated in the case of Mothballed and Closed schools.

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    Highland Council Area Secondary Schools. This dataset is maintained by the Care & Learning Service. Schools are not removed from the dataset - but the status is updated in the case of Mothballed and Closed schools.

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    This dataset shows the 2001 Census Output Areas (OAs). OAs are the smallest geographical unit for which Census data is released, and as a result, they act as the basic “building-blocks” for the creation of other “higher” geographies, eg Datazones, council areas. The OAs are constructed by aggregating together a small number of postcodes. Because the OAs cover small areas and contain relatively small numbers of households and population (households in the range 20 to 77; population >/= 50), there is only a limited amount of Census data that can be released without infringing confidentiality. Each OA is assigned to an area in a ‘higher’ geography by first selecting one of the postcodes in the OA as a ‘master’ postcode. The OA inherits all the characteristics of the master postcode including its assignment to higher areas and its centroid grid reference. The master postcode is the postcode with the grid reference closest to the centre of the OA weighted by census household. There are 42,604 Census 2001 OAs in Scotland.

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    A 2001 Standard (ST) ward is one of 2 special wards created for 2001 Census Output. These are both created by aggregating output areas and are only best-fit for electoral wards. Where 2001 Census Area Statistic (CAS) wards fall below the ST thresholds (400 households and 1,000 persons) they are merged with neighbouring CAS wards to exceed the threshold. It is also necessary to make a few adjustments to ST wards so as to remove and ‘slivers’ below ST threshold created by differencing ST wards and ST sectors. The processes result in 1,176 ST wards.

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    A 2001 Standard (ST) sector is one of 2 special postcode sectors created for 2001 Census Output. A postcode sector comprises all the unit postcodes that have the same identifier except for the last two characters. Special postcode sectors are created for census output to ensure sectors conform to a minimum threshold and do not cross Council Area boundaries. ST sectors have a minimum threshold of 400 households and 100 persons. There are 859 ST sectors.