1:250 000 soils of Scotland
Soil texture
Topsoil organic carbon
Available water capacity
Topsoil pH
National Soil Inventory of Scotland
Scotland Land capability for agriculture

Soils of Scotland

Topsoil

The national soil and soil properties maps for Scotland have been developed by the James Hutton Institute. The maps include the primary 1:250 000 soil map as well as a series of thematic soil properties including pH, total organic carbon content, available water capacity, soil texture and land capability for agriculture. These property maps have been created using the 1:250 000 scale national soil map of Scotland, coupled with sample analyses from the Scottish soils knowledge and information base (SSKIB) and using pedotransfer modelling techniques where appropriate.

The 1:250 000 scale national soil map of Scotland, coupled with sample analyses from the Scottish soils knowledge and information base (SSKIB), underpin soil research in Scotland. Click on a gallery image to view high resolution images and discover further information about the soils of Scotland, including their soil type, pH, total organic carbon content, available water capacity, soil texture and land capability for agriculture.

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