Scottish land use from the air

Aerial photography by Richard Cross

Category

Forests

Native

Deuchny, Perthshire

Native woodlands were the dominant natural ecosystems in post-glacial Scotland, but they were lost mainly as a result of human action or neglect.

Plantations

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.