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SNH Commissioned Report 95: Assessment of fire damage at Traprain Law, East Lothian, September 2004
In early autumn 2003 an accidental fire originating to the south-west of the hill burned much of the vegetation on the western, southern and south-eastern slopes. Scottish Natural Heritage commissioned this survey in order to assess the damage to the botanical interest of the hill, and to use this ... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 64: Geological structure and landscape of the Cairngorm Mountains
This report details the findings of the Cairngorms Project, co-funded by the British Geological Survey and Scottish Natural Heritage. This project investigated the degree to which the landscape and major landforms of the Cairngorm Mountains are dependent on the geology and geological structure.
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Towards Responsible Use: Influencing Recreational Behaviour in the Countryside
How do you encourage visitors to your site to behave differently? This is a question many site managers will have to ponder over when faced with unacceptable impacts by visitors, whether intentional or unintentional. This guide shows how to influence visitors' behaviour in the countryside and reduce... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 9: The distribution and extent of lowland grassland National Vegetation Classification (NVC) types and Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitats in Scotland
This report completes a three-stage review of the NVC data recorded during surveys of Scottish lowland grasslands from 1984 onwards. The mapped area of each lowland grassland NVC type was measured where possible and estimated where measurement was impossible. These measurements and estimates are s... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report: Review of natural heritage and informal recreation components of local transport strategies (2002)
There continues to be a significant demand for new housing in Scotland. Peripheral development of existing settlements is seen to have advantages in terms of sustainability, infrastructure costs and minimising effects on the wider countryside. The purpose of the report was to provide advice on how ... [ read more... ]
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Outdoor Activities
Information and Advisory Note 144
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Path Networks
Information and Advisory Note 148
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Recreation along the Coast
Information and Advisory Note 147
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Recreation in the Uplands
Information and Advisory Note 146
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Recreation in Woodland
Information and Advisory Note 145
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Natural Heritage Trends Access and Recreation: Tourism and Visits to the Countryside
Information and Advisory Note 143
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SNH Commissioned Report 206: Elliot Links and Easthaven SSSIs. The Habitats and Plant Communities (NVC)
Dr Theo Loizou was contracted by Scottish Natural Heritage to undertake a detailed National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey of Elliot Links SSSI and Easthaven SSSI...
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A Technical Guide to the Design and Construction of Lowland Recreation Routes
A handbook full of practical advice on the engineering elements of how to construct routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders on low ground in the countryside. With information on assessing the site and approaching construction - helping you to ensure that your path is safe, durable and a pleasu... [ read more... ]
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A Note on the Recreational Implications of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Information and Advisory Note 10
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SNH Commissioned Report, RSM: The Solway Firth: broad scale habitat mapping
The aim of the study, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage, was to carry out broad scale habitat mapping of both the intertidal and subtidal areas of the Solway Firth. In addition to deriving data from field surveys, the study incorporated information from existing data sources.
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SNH Commissioned Report, RSM: Walking in the Countryside in Scotland
This report is a repeat of an SNH commissioned survey of walking. A series of questions was inserted in four waves of the Scottish Opinion Survey, the monthly consumer omnibus survey undertaken by System Three Scotland. It was decided to repeat this survey in 1995 with insertions in the July, Octo... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report, Review: A review of investment in countryside recreation and access
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SNH Commissioned Report, Review: Recreation and red deer:  a preliminary review of the issues
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SNH Commissioned Report, Review: Snow buntings breeding in the Cairngorms: population dynamics and the influence of recreation
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SNH Commissioned Report, RSM: Soil erosion sensitivity in upland Scotland
The principal objective of this research project was to assess the extent and severity of soil erosion and erosion sensitivity in the Scottish uplands by means of literature review, questionnaire survey, aerial photograph interpretation and limited field survey. Features recorded in the survey incl... [ read more... ]
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