Cutting-edge science underpins climate-positive farming decisions (CUD): A James Hutton Institute Seedcorn funded project

At the James Hutton Institute’s Glensaugh Farm we are bringing together available knowledge and technology to explore how an economically viable and sustainable livelihood for those managing hill land can be attained whilst simultaneously providing multiple benefits for nature and wider society.

As part of this initiative we have here a selection of datasets for Glensaugh farm (red line) and the main catchment (black hatched line). These and other data are also available for download on the Institute’s Natural Asset Register: Data Portal. Please contact for further information about the project.

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This panel shows supporting information to help you to use this tool. Some of the functionality is not obvious at first glance so please read do read this text.

The area of interest for this interactive map has been chosen to include a buffered area around the sub-catchments downstream of the farm up to the meeting of the sub-catchments with the River North Esk catchment.

Please explore the map tool by clicking all the buttons, e.g. click on the display of the mini-maps in the bottom right of the map view to switch to a different base map or image.

Switch on or off a map layer by clicking on the eye in the list of layers. Open out a layer to see sub-layers by clicking on the triangle to the left of the eye.

Get info about what is at a location by clicking on it with one or more of the layers displayed. Scroll up and down the popup window to see more. If using a mobile device the popup info is collapsed by default - tap on the grey horizontal bar above the name of the layer after you have clicked on a location.

Click on the 3-dot ellipsis to the right of the layer name to open up tools to display information about the layer and to change the opacity/transparency of the layer to better see what lies beneath or compare with other layers.

As you add a layer to the map additional copyright information is shown in the lower left margin of the map. If this is underlined then it is also a link to further information describing the layer.

On larger screens you can use this map to get the coordinates of a point on the map: in the lower left of the map there is a square button, click on this to display Ordnance Survey coordinates as you move around the map. You can use this tool to copy the coordinates of a location into e.g. an email. After you click on the button to display coordinates a tag symbol appears to the right of the coordinates. This toggles between "Live mode" and "Capture mode". In live mode the coordinate is displayed as you move the cursor around your screen. Click on the tag symbol to change to capture mode, now you have to click on the map at the location for which you want a coordinate. This will place a black dot at the location and the coordinate will appear in the tool. Place your mouse cursor above these coordinates and a "document copy" icon will appear to the right of the coordinates, click on this and the coordinates will be copied to the clipboard. Type CTRL-V to paste these coordinates into a document or email. Click on the tag symbol to switch back to live mode or hide the coordinate tool to continue.

Please note that the map includes SNH data sourced directly from SNH.

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