Regions 15 & 16. North-west Scotland: the Western Isles and west Highland
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.



Region 15 covers the Western Isles, including offshore islands, and Region 16 the north-west mainland of Scotland, including the islands of the Inner Hebrides north of the Sound of Mull. The total coastline length for Region 15 is 2,103 km, and for Region 16, 2,474 km. This extensive length of coastline arises from the indented nature of the coast and the presence of numerous large and small islands in both regions.

261 pages A4 hardback
ISBN 873701 89 6
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1997), Regions 15 & 16. North-west Scotland: the Western Isles and west Highland, 261 pages A4 hardback, ISBN 873701 89 6