Four main types of soil maps are available on this website, as well as point data relating to specific locations where soils have been sampled and analysed for a range of properties.

National soil map of Scotland Find out more
National soil map of Scotland
Soil map of Scotland (partial cover) Find out more
Soil map of Scotland (partial cover)
World Reference Base soil map Find out more
World Reference Base soil map
Soil Survey of Scotland 1:250 000 scanned maps Find out more
Soil Survey of Scotland 1:250 000 scanned maps
Soil Survey of Scotland 1:63 360 scanned maps Find out more
Soil Survey of Scotland 1:63 360 scanned maps
National scale land capability for forestry Find out more
National scale land capability for forestry
National scale land capability for agriculture Find out more
National scale land capability for agriculture
Land capability for agriculture (partial cover) Find out more
Land capability for agriculture (partial cover)
Map of topsoil organic carbon concentration Find out more
Map of topsoil organic carbon concentration
Map of available water capacity Find out more
Map of available water capacity
Map of soil texture in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Find out more
Map of soil texture in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
Carbon and peatland 2016 map Find out more
Carbon and peatland 2016 map
Map of soil phosphorus sorption capacity Find out more
Map of soil phosphorus sorption capacity
Map of subsoil compaction risk (partial cover) Find out more
Map of subsoil compaction risk (partial cover)
Map of topsoil compaction risk (partial cover) Find out more
Map of topsoil compaction risk (partial cover)
Map of soil erosion risk (partial cover) Find out more
Map of soil erosion risk (partial cover)
Map of soil leaching potential (partial cover) Find out more
Map of soil leaching potential (partial cover)
Map of runoff risk (partial cover) Find out more
Map of runoff risk (partial cover)
National Soil Inventory of Scotland (NSIS 1978-88) Find out more
National Soil Inventory of Scotland (NSIS 1978-88)
Parent material Find out more
Parent material
Topsoil lead (Pb) concentration Find out more
Topsoil lead (Pb) concentration
Topsoil zinc (Zn) concentration Find out more
Topsoil zinc (Zn) concentration
Peatland Action - peat depth Find out more
Peatland Action - peat depth