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An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 4: North and East Scotland 1993


The 'inventory of UK estuaries' series is a seven-volume series which describes the estuaries of the UK, providing information on their size, location, wildlife, national importance and conservation status, using graphs, tables, text and maps.

Volume 4 covers the 24 estuaries on the north-east coast of Britain between Cape Wrath on the north-west tip of mainland Scotland, and St Abb's Head. The largest estuaries on the northern shore are two sea lochs, namely the Kyle of Durness and the Kyle of Tongue. Other sea lochs on this coast have insufficient soft sediment to qualify for inclusion in the Inventory. The six other estuaries on the northern shore and on the Orkney islands are generally small. Further south along the eastern shore of Scotland are several large estuaries: the Cromarty and Dornoch Firths, the Inner Moray Firth, the Firth of Tay and the Inner Firth of Forth.

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1993··

Buck, A.L. 1993. An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 4: North and east Scotland, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 39 X.

Volume 4 of a seven-volume series which provides an inventory of the estuaries of the UK, produced by JNCC's Coastal Conservation Branch.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·05·08

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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