This section provides additional information to support the Soils in Scotland section of this website.
How do our soils form?
National scale reporting on Scotland’s soils
Regional / topical reporting
- British Geological Survey (BGS)
- Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) - Information services including land cover, hydrology of soil types
- Regulatory and compliance monitoring - Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) - Environmental data including atmospheric deposition, waste
- Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) - National Peatland Plan
Soil protection – policy framework
State of Scotland's soil
Reviews and reports that tell us about the state of our soils
Soil function and ecosystem services
Trends and historical change
Soil survey and monitoring resources
Examples of research outputs relating to monitoring
Soil and water quality
Soil and waste
Soil and peat/carbon
Soil and erosion
Soil and people
Soil and biodiversity
Organisations that collect and publish data and information on soil in Scotland include:
Find out more on Scottish Government funded research.
This page was last updated on 04 Apr 2017
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