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Welcome To Scotland’s Landscape Alliance

Why is landscape important?

Scotland’s landscape provides the physical foundation for our lives and the places where we live, work, learn and play. Access to high quality landscape influences our health, wellbeing and livelihoods. Landscape plays a vital role in tackling the global issues of climate change and biodiversity loss that are already having a major impact on all our lives. Scotland’s landscape is essential to our nation’s economic success both directly, in terms of the natural capital which underpins many industries, and indirectly through its impact on quality of life which attracts people to live, work in and visit Scotland.

What is Landscape?

Landscape is the relationship between people and place. It provides the setting for our day-to-day lives and is an important part of the quality of life for people everywhere: our urban areas, countryside, coasts and waterways, in areas recognised as being of outstanding beauty, as well as everyday spaces. Landscapes are an essential component of people’s surroundings, an expression of diversity of our shared cultural and natural heritage and a foundation for our identity, now and in the future

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