Scotland's Landscape Monitoring Programme
This national programme will monitor Scotland’s changing landscapes and how people respond to landscape change.
Scotland’s landscapes are constantly changing. The direct and indirect impacts of our response to the climate-emergency will increase the scope and speed of that change. Scotland’s Landscape Monitoring Programme will help us assess how they’re changing. It will also let us spot important trends in how people respond to landscapes.
How it works
This is a national programme. Scotland's landscapes are diverse, and we continue to work with a range of partners on the programme.
The aim is to monitor landscape change in a way that is practical and relevant. To achieve that, we have reviewed and brought together existing and new data and results from pilot projects.
Landscape indicators are at the heart of the programme. They are grouped into four themes:
- Landscape qualities
- Public perception
- Land cover
- Built development
The first indicators were published in spring 2017. The second set of indicators was published in spring 2022. Keep an eye out for more on the way.
- LLQ1 Area of National Landscape Designations
- LLQ2 Perceived Naturalness of Land Cover in Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN)
- LLQ3 Area of Local Landscape Designations