A review of the social, economic and environmental benefits and constraints linked to wild land in Scotland

Alistair McVittie, Rosalind Bryce, Jayne Glass, Amy Woolvin, Steve Carver, M Fisher, Rob McMorran, C Sedee

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Abstract

Wild land is an important component of Scotland’s natural environment. Scottish Planning Policy highlights that wild land character is displayed in some of Scotland’s remoter upland, mountain and coastal areas with a strong sense of remoteness, ruggedness, lack of human artefacts and perceived naturalness. SNH has identified 42 Wild Land Areas, and this report provides evidence on the benefits and constraints associated with wild land.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Natural Heritage
Number of pages109
Publication statusPrint publication - 2017

Publication series

NameCommissioned Report
PublisherScottish Natural Heritage
No.919

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Keywords

  • Wild land
  • Scotland
  • Outdoor recreation
  • GIS
  • Socio-economic

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McVittie, A., Bryce, R., Glass, J., Woolvin, A., Carver, S., Fisher, M., McMorran, R., & Sedee, C. (2017). A review of the social, economic and environmental benefits and constraints linked to wild land in Scotland. (Commissioned Report; No. 919). Scottish Natural Heritage.