The National Soil Map was published in 1982 and represents the first complete soils coverage of Scotland.
The map is based on fieldwork, using 1:50 000 scale maps and air photograph interpretation, between 1978 and 1981 and incorporates earlier soil surveys undertaken in the lowlands and foothills which are published at 1:63 360 or 1:50 000 scale. The datasets are in raster and vector format from a digitised version of the published paper soil maps.
Soils: Handbook 8 - Organization and Methods of the 1:250 000 scale soils of Scotland. This book contains descriptions of all 580 Soil Map Units. Cost £15.00 (81 pp).
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