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Landcover Cover of Scotland (LCS88)

Landcover of Scotland (LCS88) - Main Land Cover TypesThe way in which we utilise the land is important in terms of the bio-diversity it may support.  It is also important in helping us to understand and identify different pressures related to its sustainable use.

There are a number of methods by which data on land cover have been collected.  The results shown here are from the land cover of Scotland (LCS88) in 1988 survey with the following documents and data being available for download:

To find out more about this and other methods click here. Summary land cover categories dealt with in more detail include:

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