Region 3. North-east Scotland: Cape Wrath to St Cyrus
Barne, J.H. et al
Effective management of the coastal zone depends on good knowledge of its resources and what affects them. The JNCC's Coastal Directories project, co-ordinated by JNCC on behalf of a wide-ranging funding consortium, collated extensive baseline environmental and human use information, including fisheries, for the coastal and nearshore marine zone of the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly, Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Man. The information is designed to meet the needs of planners and coastal zone managers and users. A disk set, in Adobe Acrobat format, is available to complement the book edition of most regional volumes and is supplied with free Windows-compatible reader software.


The area has a rugged and open character and is a regular tourist destination for those wishing to experience its scenic beauty and associated wildlife. South from Duncansby Head the coast is also cliffed, with some spectacular stretches, but broken in several places by flatter landscapes, particularly those associated with the inlets and sand dunes of the Moray Basin and the east coast of Grampian Region. The whole region is relatively free from human infrastructure development, except that in the Cromarty Firth associated with the oil industry, and the only major population centres are Inverness and Aberdeen.
219 pages A4 hardback
ISBN ISBN 1 873701 77 2
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1996), Region 3. North-east Scotland: Cape Wrath to St Cyrus, 219 pages A4 hardback, ISBN ISBN 1 873701 77 2