Scottish land use from the air

Aerial photography by Richard Cross




Corran, Lochaber

Woodland cover in Scotland is around 18% of the land area. Of this about 90% is timber plantations made up of Sitka spruce and other conifers.

Deer Fence

Fionn Ghlean, Lochaber

Deer fencing is used to protect saplings against red deer. Once established the boundary between plantation and grazed land is often stark.