Improvement Service

The national improvement organisation for Local Government in Scotland set up to deliver improvement support that would help councils to provide effective community leadership, strong local governance and deliver high quality, efficient local services.

Local Nature Conservation Sites - Scotland Edit

Local nature conservation sites (LNCS) is a non-statutory designation given by local authorities to areas of locally important nature and landscapes. NatureScot, on behalf of the Local Nature Conservation Sites Working Group, published guidance (https://www.nature.scot/professional-advice/protected-areas-and-species/protected-areas/local-designations/local-nature-conservation-sites) for local authorities on the establishment and management of LNCS systems in Scotland. One of the LNCS working group's recommendations was that all local authorities should adopt the LNCS name in place of the many different local names. However, many councils still use alternative names for these sites such as Local Biodiversity Sites, Local Wildlife Sites, Local Geodiversity Sites and Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation. We have merged these all into this national dataset. Four LAs are still to confirm and digitise their LNCSs.

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Council and Government, Food and Environment, Sport and Leisure
Maintainer Improvement Service
Date Created 2021-06-11
Date Updated 2024-04-19
Original dataset link https://data.spatialhub.scot/dataset/local_nature_conservation_sites-is

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