Local Nature Reserves - Scotland

Local nature reserves are areas of (at least) locally important natural heritage, designated and managed by local authorities to give people better opportunities to learn about and enjoy nature close to where they live. They are found across the country, but generally close to towns and cities. More details are available here: https://www.nature.scot/professional-advice/protected-areas-and-species/protected-areas/local-designations/local-nature-reserves

Where we have not been supplied with data by local authorities we are extracting it from a previously produced NatureScot national dataset.

Data

Data Provided by

Improvement Service

License

Other (Not Open)

Metadata Created

2021-06-11

Metadata Updated

2023-02-01

alternative_name

lnatr

lineage

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub. The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data: - Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority. - The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters - Checks for invalid geometry types - The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees - Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data - Polygons with no key names are not removed - Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

ssdi_link

www.spatialdata.gov.scot

update_frequency

as needed