NatureScot has published three new Indicators for Scotland’s Landscape Monitoring Programme to help develop a strong strategic narrative on changes in Scotland’s natural heritage and how people are responding

View from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland

NatureScot has published three new Indicators for Scotland’s Landscape Monitoring Programme: Areas of Local Landscape Designations, Urban Greenspace, and Urban Vacant & Derelict Land.

The Landscape Monitoring Programme (LaMP) helps NatureScot, the public body responsible for Scotland’s natural heritage, understand how landscapes in Scotland are changing and how people respond to these changes. Making use of extant national datasets, LaMP comprises a set of indicators across four themes: landscape qualities, public perception, land cover, and built development.

NatureScot published LaMP’s first phase of seven indicators in 2017. It aims to establish trends for all 10 indicators by 2024-25, after which it seeks to publish an inaugural State of Scotland’s Landscape report.

Read the full announcement on Scotland’s Nature blog.

Visit nature.scot to find out more about the Landscape Monitoring Programme.

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