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Boundary Maps

Boundary Files (.shp) for the following areas:

Statistical Units – 13 datasets – Broad Rental Market Areas, Data Zone boundaries and centroids (2001 and 2011), Intermediate Zone boundaries and centroids (2001 and 2011), Local Administrative Units (LAU, Levels 1 and 2), Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS, Levels 2 and 3)

Human Health and Safety – 2 datasets – NHS Health Boards, Scottish Police Divisions

Area Management – 11 datasets – Nitrate Vulnerable Zones, Agricultural Area Offices, Agricultural Parishes, Animal Health Regions, Designated Bathing Waters, Drinking Water Protected Areas (Ground and Surface), Fragile Land, Less Favoured Areas, Marine Planning Zones, Water Regulation Zones.

Economy and Business – 1 dataset – European Structural Fund Areas

Land Cover – 2 datasets – Land Cover Scotland (1988), Special Areas of Hill Land

Land Use – 3 datasets – Prime Agricultural Land, Urban Rural Classification (2013-14 and 2011-12)

Protected Sites – 4 datasets – Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Environmentally Sensitive Areas, National Scenic Areas


Non-standard Geographies

Below are PDF versions of boundaires for some non-standard geographies. These maps are no longer kept up to date.

Police Forces


Regional Transport Partnerships

Urban Regeneration Companies

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

National Parks

Community Justice Authorities





SDP Areas