Natural Heritage Futures

Natural Heritage Futures aims to guide the sustainable management and use of Scotland's nature and landscapes up until 2025.

Published in 2002 and refreshed in 2009, Natural Heritage Futures aims to guide the sustainable management and use of Scotland's nature and landscapes up until 2025.

An Overview provides an introduction

Our programme's six national prospectuses cover:

  • farmland
  • coasts and seas
  • hills and moors
  • settlements
  • freshwater
  • forests and woodlands

Each prospectus describes:

  • what is distinctive to each region in Scotland
  • a vision for the natural heritage for 2025
  • objectives and actions required to pursue that vision.

There are also 21 documents for different parts of Scotland, each of which has its own distinctive character.

You should read each original prospectus from 2002 in tandem with the relevant update produced following our 2009 prospectus review.

All Natural Heritage Futures (NHF) are listed below. You can download a copy from the National Library of Scotland (NLS).

Natural Heritage Futures - Overview

Natural Heritage Futures - Coasts and Seas
Natural Heritage Futures - Farmland
Natural Heritage Futures - Forests and Woodlands
Natural Heritage Futures - Fresh Waters
Natural Heritage Futures - Hills and Moors
Natural Heritage Futures - Settlements

Natural Heritage Futures - Argyll West and Islands
Natural Heritage Futures - Border Hills
Natural Heritage Futures - Cairngorms Massif
Natural Heritage Futures - Central Highlands
Natural Heritage Futures - Coll, Tiree and the Western Isles
Natural Heritage Futures - East Lochaber
Natural Heritage Futures - Eastern Lowlands
Natural Heritage Futures - Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Breadalbane
Natural Heritage Futures - Moray Firth
Natural Heritage Futures - North East Coastal Plain
Natural Heritage Futures - North East glens
Natural Heritage Futures - North West Seaboard
Natural Heritage Futures - Northern Highlands
Natural Heritage Futures - Orkney and Northern Caithness
Natural Heritage Futures - Shetland
Natural Heritage Futures - The Peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland
Natural Heritage Futures - West Central Belt
Natural Heritage Futures - Western Highlands
Natural Heritage Futures - Western Seaboard
Natural Heritage Futures - Western Southern Uplands and Inner Solway
Natural Heritage Futures - Wigtown Machars and Outer Solway

Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment of Biodiversity - Habitats
Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment of Earth Sciences
Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment of Physical Characteristics
Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment of Scotland's Fresh Waters
Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment of Scotland's Landscapes
Natural Heritage Futures - National Assessment Users Guide to Biodiversity - Species

Natural Heritage Futures - Post Adoption Statement
Natural Heritage Futures - Strategic Environment Assessment Environment Report

Contact

Clive Mitchell
NatureScot
Battleby
Redgorton
Perth 
PH1 3EW

You can email Clive Mitchell @NatureScot.

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