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Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012

Published: 12 Jun 2015

Gathers together information on the production, distribution and reserves of material produced and available from Scottish quarries as at 2012.

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Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012
Aggregate production

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Aggregate production

10. Aggregate production recorded by SAS by region for 2012 is shown in Table 2. Also shown, is the proportion of total Scottish aggregates produced in 2012 relative to the percentage of Scotland's population in each region. This shows that production levels and population levels are least matched in the Highland and SESplan areas. Glensanda will significantly influence the figures in Highland, whilst the position in SESplan is indicative of a densely populated region where there is significant demand for aggregates but restricted access to resources.

TABLE 2: AGGREGATE PRODUCTION

Regions Hard Rock Sand & Gravel Total % of total production % of Scotland population
Argyll & Bute * * * * 2%
Forth Valley 0 * * * 6%
Highland & Moray 6,040 521 6,561 35% 6%
North East Scotland 1,042 259 1,301 7% 9%
Orkney & Shetland Islands 142 0 * * 1%
SESplan 1,489 520 2,008 11% 23%
TAYplan 848 827 1,675 9% 9%
West Central Scotland A 3,327 1,505 4,832 26% 34%
West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway * * * * 10%
Western Isles 267 6 273 1% 1%
TOTAL 14,063 4,468 18,531 100% 100%
Total from ONS Survey [4] 20,068 5,772 25,840 N/A N/A

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