Saltmarsh at Northon, Isle of Harris, Western Isles Area

Scottish Landscape Character Types Map and Descriptions

Explore Scotland’s national digital map-based Landscape Character Types

Scotland has a digital map-based national LCA (published in 2019). This shows Landscape Character Types (LCTs) – i.e. areas of consistent and recognisable landscape character. To find out more about how the map and descriptions were produced see our Landscape Character Assessment in Scotland web page.

Each polygon on the map below is a Landscape Character Type, from which you can access a printable pdf of the LCT description.

You can zoom in to see specific areas in more detail, or search the map by place name or LCT name. Click here to open the map in a larger window.

For hints on how to make best use of the map click on the "i" icon in the map window.