Chapter 3: Clean and Safe

Standing approvals for use of chemical dispersants in response to oil spills

Marine Scotland Information NMPi icon

Areas where standing approvals permit the application of a limited quantity of chemical dispersants, without the permission of Marine Scotland, to respond to an oil spill. Two areas exist at the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal (Shetland) and Hound Point (Firth of Forth). Data is intended for illustrative purposes and should be used at a maximum scale of 1:10,000.

Bathing Waters (current) (SEPA WMS)

Marine Scotland Information NMPi icon

This layer shows the extents of bathing waters defined by The Scottish Government and SEPA as required by The Revised Bathing Waters Directive (2006/7/EC. This sets standards for faecal indicator organisms in waters at designated bathing beaches. Bathing beaches are designated on the basis of their recreational use and hence risk to the public of exposure to faecal indicator organisms.

Subscribe to RSS - Chapter 3: Clean and Safe