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Increasing amounts of data are being published and shared to improve our understanding, inform decision making, and underpin research. Here are links to recommended sources of trusted and authoritative data.

Scotland’s aquaculture

Scotland’s aquaculture data

Provides access to a range of information about aquaculture in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

Scotland’s soils data

Soils data available for download, split into the following categories of soil maps (including 1:25,000 Soil Map (partial cover), 1:250,000 Soil Map (national cover)); point data (including National Soils Inventory for Scotland); thematic data and capability maps.

SEPA

Environmental data

A range of datasets related to the environment, published by SEPA

Scottish Natural Heritage

Natural Spaces

Natural Spaces allows you to download a wide range of the spatial data held by Scottish Natural Heritage. You can browse through the data available, and use your Scottish Natural Heritage account to access the data in several GIS formats.

Forestry Commission Scotland

Datasets

Statistics and economic research, National Forest Inventory, GIS data download, register of approved basic material.

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland INFORMATION

A central location where users can search, view and download various maps and data.

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland DATA

a platform for publishing datasets with associated digital object identifiers (DOI's)

The Scottish Government

Statistics

Access a range of official statistics about Scotland

The Scottish Government

Scottish spatial data infrastructure

Scotland’s catalogue of spatial data where you can find, share and reuse spatial data provided by Scottish public sector organisations

The Scottish Government

Air quality data

Options to retrieve data relating to air quality in Scotland from the present day back to 1986.

Historic Environment Scotland

Heritage portal – spatial downloads

Datasets that are available for download and links to additional resources.

Met Office

Data point

Provides access to the Met Office’s Public Sector Information (PSI) data sets using an Application Program Interface (API).

The Scottish Government

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)

The Scottish Government's official tool to identify areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.

Scottish Public Health Observatory

Scottish Public Health Observatory

Easy access to information about the range of data sources available to help those working to improve population health in Scotland

Improvement Service

Local authority spatial data hub

Web portal for the upload, download and consumption of spatial data from Scotland’s local and national park authorities.

Data.gov.uk

Data.gov.uk

Find data published by UK government departments and agencies, public bodies and local authorities.

European open data portal

European open data portal

The single point of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU).


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