Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2019

Statistics regarding the area of crops and other farmland, livestock, agriculture workforce and rented farmland.

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Most of Scotland’s land area is used for agriculture

Most of Scotland's land area is used for agriculture

  • Agricultural Area 5.66 million hectares

Orange areas have limited growing conditions, usually hilly or rocky land suitable for livestock.

Light green areas have better soil and can support crops usually grown for animal feed.

Dark green areas can support vegetables, fruit and cereal farming for human consumption.

This map shows the main farming types found in each area.

Hectares (ha) is the land measurement used in agriculture. One hectare, or 10,000 square meters, is roughly the full-size of a rugby pitch.



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