Scottish land use from the air

Aerial photography by Richard Cross




Hopetoun, East Lothian

Standing 95 ft (29 m) high the Hopetoun (Garleton) Monument was erected in 1824 in memory of John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun. There is a similar one in Fife.

Straw & Manure

Ewingston, East Lothian

Key inputs and outputs for farms across the country. One feeds while the other helps grow the feed for the estimated 1.75 million cattle in Scotland.


Pentland Hills, Midlothian

Muirburn is the practice of burning moorland to encourage heather growth, a technique widely used by sporting estates to increase grouse numbers.