Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have recently published a report on the extent and condition of Coastal Vegetated Shingle Habitats in Scotland. The project is the culmination of 3 years of field survey and GIS mapping and was led by Andy Murdock while at the GeoData Institute.
The datasets created within the project offer the most complete and up-to-date picture of these protected habitats so far. SNH will use the data to report on its BAP and Annex 1 Habitat extents but also as a baseline to monitor changes within sites (including climate change impacts) where more detailed habitat classes and species lists are provided.
A pdf copy of the report can be obtained from the SNH website.
Murdock, A.P., Hill, C.T., Randall, R., Cox, J., Strachan, I., Gubbins, G., Booth, A., Milne, F., Smith, S.M. and Bealey, C. (2014) Inventory of coastal vegetated shingle in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 739