Scotland's coast: Understanding past and present processes for sustainable management

Hansom, J. and McGlashan, D. (2004) Scotland's coast: Understanding past and present processes for sustainable management. Scottish Geographical Journal, 120(1-2), pp. 99-116. (doi:10.1080/00369220418737195)

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Abstract

The coastline of Scotland is extremely long and varied. It comprises most of the major types of coastal environment and includes machair, a sand dune system that is unique to the western seaboard of the British Isles. Such variety has its roots in the geology and sea level inheritance of Scotland and demonstrates that long‐term processes still exert a profound influence on coastal form and functioning. Understanding how these processes affect the coast and influence such diversity is essential to efficient coastal management, although it is also imperative that the vision, strategy and political will to deliver such management are also in place.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansom, Dr Jim
Authors: Hansom, J., and McGlashan, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Geographical Journal
Publisher:The Scottish Geographical Society
ISSN:1470-2541
ISSN (Online):1751-665X

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