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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 193

Environmental Protection

The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015

Made

12th May 2015

Coming into force

13th May 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(5) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 165(5)(2) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

(2) In this Order “co-ordinate” means a co-ordinate on the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain 1936 Datum.

(3) In relation to any co-ordinates, including any list of co-ordinates, a reference to a line in this Order means—

(a)except in the case mentioned in sub-paragraph (b), a loxodromic line; and

(b)in the case of a reference to a line of shortest distance, a line of the shortest planar distance on the British National Grid Projection(3).

The Scottish marine region for the Solway

2.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area(4), the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (4), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Solway’.

(2) It is bounded to the east, south-east, south, south-west and west by the limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the most north-easterly point on the landward limit of the Scottish marine area adjacent to the River Sark; and

(b)the co-ordinate 55°00′31″ north latitude, 05°32′58″ west longitude(5).

(3) It is bounded to the north-west by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 55°00′31″ north latitude, 05°32′58″ west longitude and 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
155°00′31″05°32′58″
255°01′45″05°04′59″
355°01′33″05°04′48″
455°00′58″05°04′22″
555°00′35″05°04′16″
655°00′19″05°04′03″
755°00′13″05°03′51″
855°00′06″05°03′43″
954°59′37″05°03′16″
1054°59′44″05°02′48″
1154°59′52″05°02′23″

; and

(b)secondly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude and 55°00′06″ north latitude, 05°01′30″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the north and north-east by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (3)(b)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (2)(a).

The Scottish marine region for the Clyde

3.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (5), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Clyde’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 55°00′06″ north latitude, 05°01′30″ west longitude and 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 54°59′52″ north latitude, 05°02′23″ west longitude and 55°00′31″ north latitude, 05°32′58″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
154°59′52″05°02′23″
254°59′44″05°02′48″
354°59′37″05°03′16″
455°00′06″05°03′43″
555°00′13″05°03′51″
655°00′19″05°04′03″
755°00′35″05°04′16″
855°00′58″05°04′22″
955°01′33″05°04′48″
1055°01′45″05°04′59″
1155°00′31″05°32′58″

(3) It is bounded to the south-west by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between the co-ordinates 55°00′31″ north latitude, 05°32′58″ west longitude and 55°13′12″ north latitude, 05°53′33″ west longitude(6).

(4) It is bounded to the west by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 55°13′12″ north latitude, 05°53′33″ west longitude and 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
155°13′12″05°53′33″
255°17′47″05°48′22″
355°17′56″05°47′54″

; and

(b)secondly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude and 55°18′25″ north latitude, 05°47′08″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(5) It is bounded to the west, north and east by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (4)(b)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (2)(a)(i).

The Scottish marine region for Argyll

4.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (6), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for Argyll’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 55°18′25″ north latitude, 05°47′08″ west longitude and 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 55°17′56″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude and 55°13′12″ north latitude, 05°53′33″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
155°17′56″05°47′54″
255°17′47″05°48′22″
355°13′12″05°53′33″

(3) It is bounded to the south-west and west by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the co-ordinate 55°13′12″ north latitude, 05°53′33″ west longitude; and

(b)the point at which it meets the line described in paragraph (4)(a).

(4) It is bounded to the north-west by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 56°27′52″ north latitude, 07°40′34″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line joining the co-ordinates 56°27′52″ north latitude, 07°40′34″ west longitude and 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°27′52″07°40′34″
256°32′52″07°29′15″
356°43′12″07°13′38″
456°44′33″07°10′04″
556°45′06″07°08′15″
656°45′54″07°05′50″
756°47′29″07°01′55″

(5) It is bounded to the north-east by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude and 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°47′29″07°01′55″
256°46′45″06°57′54″
356°46′45″06°57′12″
456°47′26″06°48′13″
556°47′44″06°45′42″
656°48′38″06°40′07″
756°50′05″06°32′53″
856°49′00″06°30′26″
956°47′17″06°26′10″
1056°46′53″06°25′07″
1156°45′39″06°22′11″
1256°43′30″06°20′58″
1356°42′36″06°20′36″
1456°41′42″06°20′12″
1556°40′27″06°19′42″
1656°40′24″06°19′33″
1756°40′19″06°17′26″
1856°40′12″06°15′39″
1956°40′05″06°14′38″
2056°40′06″06°13′34″
2156°39′56″06°10′51″
2256°40′05″06°09′50″
2356°40′06″06°08′39″
2456°40′11″06°08′12″
2556°40′20″06°06′58″
2656°40′17″06°06′42″
2756°40′15″06°06′14″
2856°39′54″06°04′29″
2956°39′54″06°04′04″
3056°39′31″06°02′33″
3156°38′56″06°02′18″
3256°38′21″06°01′57″
3356°37′57″06°01′27″
3456°37′36″06°01′15″
3556°36′40″06°00′36″
3656°36′36″06°00′28″
3756°36′25″06°00′14″
3856°36′14″05°59′54″
3956°36′11″05°59′51″
4056°35′44″05°59′39″
4156°35′33″05°59′29″
4256°35′25″05°59′18″
4356°35′13″05°58′42″
4456°35′10″05°58′35″
4556°34′43″05°58′18″
4656°34′29″05°57′57″
4756°34′17″05°57′46″
4856°34′11″05°57′44″
4956°33′47″05°57′13″
5056°33′32″05°56′59″
5156°33′22″05°56′47″
5256°33′08″05°56′37″
5356°32′50″05°56′10″
5456°32′46″05°54′51″
5556°32′53″05°55′50″
5656°32′38″05°54′13″
5756°32′23″05°53′23″
5856°32′05″05°53′07″
5956°32′02″05°52′54″
6056°32′00″05°52′27″
6156°31′59″05°51′48″
6256°31′57″05°51′17″
6356°31′46″05°50′24″
6456°31′39″05°50′00″
6556°31′41″05°49′20″
6656°31′39″05°49′07″
6756°31′30″05°48′39″
6856°31′29″05°48′06″
6956°31′30″05°47′54″
7056°31′29″05°47′33″
7156°31′28″05°47′31″
7256°31′20″05°46′47″
7356°30′54″05°46′19″
7456°30′27″05°45′23″
7556°30′14″05°44′39″
7656°30′08″05°44′30″
7756°30′07″05°44′27″
7856°30′09″05°43′49″
7956°30′07″05°43′10″
8056°30′06″05°42′57″
8156°29′29″05°42′06″
8256°29′10″05°41′31″
8356°29′02″05°41′12″
8456°28′54″05°40′13″
8556°28′51″05°39′15″
8656°28′53″05°39′03″
8756°28′56″05°38′25″
8856°29′15″05°38′08″
8956°29′59″05°37′12″
9056°30′20″05°36′26″
9156°30′42″05°35′24″
9256°30′49″05°34′51″
9356°31′02″05°34′07″
9456°31′11″05°33′45″
9556°31′15″05°33′31″
9656°31′38″05°32′52″
9756°31′46″05°32′33″
9856°32′05″05°31′57″
9956°32′25″05°31′33″
10056°32′35″05°31′19″
10156°32′57″05°30′57″
10256°33′06″05°30′45″
10356°33′17″05°30′40″
10456°33′33″05°30′25″
10556°34′03″05°29′41″
10656°34′15″05°29′30″
10756°34′34″05°29′06″
10856°34′46″05°28′39″
10956°34′57″05°28′29″
11056°35′21″05°27′56″
11156°35′40″05°27′24″
11256°35′52″05°26′30″
11356°36′17″05°26′00″
11456°36′43″05°25′14″
11556°37′06″05°24′24″
11656°37′12″05°23′33″
11756°37′28″05°22′53″
11856°37′20″05°22′06″
11956°37′18″05°21′15″
12056°37′20″05°20′45″
12156°37′23″05°20′22″
12256°37′28″05°20′02″
12356°37′33″05°19′49″
12456°37′16″05°19′27″

; and

(b)secondly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude and 56°36′49″ north latitude, 05°18′51″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(6) It is bounded to the east by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (5)(b)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (2)(a)(i).

The Scottish marine region for the West Highlands

5.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (6), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the West Highlands’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 56°36′49″ north latitude, 05°18′51″ west longitude and 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°37′16″ north latitude, 05°19′27″ west longitude and 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°37′16″05°19′27″
256°37′33″05°19′49″
356°37′28″05°20′02″
456°37′23″05°20′22″
556°37′20″05°20′45″
656°37′18″05°21′15″
756°37′20″05°22′06″
856°37′28″05°22′53″
956°37′12″05°23′33″
1056°37′06″05°24′24″
1156°36′43″05°25′14″
1256°36′17″05°26′00″
1356°35′52″05°26′30″
1456°35′40″05°27′24″
1556°35′21″05°27′56″
1656°34′57″05°28′29″
1756°34′46″05°28′39″
1856°34′34″05°29′06″
1956°34′15″05°29′30″
2056°34′03″05°29′41″
2156°33′33″05°30′25″
2256°33′17″05°30′40″
2356°33′06″05°30′45″
2456°32′57″05°30′57″
2556°32′35″05°31′19″
2656°32′25″05°31′33″
2756°32′05″05°31′57″
2856°31′46″05°32′33″
2956°31′38″05°32′52″
3056°31′15″05°33′31″
3156°31′11″05°33′45″
3256°31′02″05°34′07″
3356°30′49″05°34′51″
3456°30′42″05°35′24″
3556°30′20″05°36′26″
3656°29′59″05°37′12″
3756°29′15″05°38′08″
3856°28′56″05°38′25″
3956°28′53″05°39′03″
4056°28′51″05°39′15″
4156°28′54″05°40′13″
4256°29′02″05°41′12″
4356°29′10″05°41′31″
4456°29′29″05°42′06″
4556°30′06″05°42′57″
4656°30′07″05°43′10″
4756°30′09″05°43′49″
4856°30′07″05°44′27″
4956°30′08″05°44′30″
5056°30′14″05°44′39″
5156°30′27″05°45′23″
5256°30′54″05°46′19″
5356°31′20″05°46′47″
5456°31′28″05°47′31″
5556°31′29″05°47′33″
5656°31′30″05°47′54″
5756°31′29″05°48′06″
5856°31′30″05°48′39″
5956°31′39″05°49′07″
6056°31′41″05°49′20″
6156°31′39″05°50′00″
6256°31′46″05°50′24″
6356°31′57″05°51′17″
6456°31′59″05°51′48″
6556°32′00″05°52′27″
6656°32′02″05°52′54″
6756°32′05″05°53′07″
6856°32′23″05°53′23″
6956°32′38″05°54′13″
7056°32′46″05°54′51″
7156°32′53″05°55′50″
7256°32′50″05°56′10″
7356°33′08″05°56′37″
7456°33′22″05°56′47″
7556°33′32″05°56′59″
7656°33′47″05°57′13″
7756°34′11″05°57′44″
7856°34′17″05°57′46″
7956°34′29″05°57′57″
8056°34′43″05°58′18″
8156°35′10″05°58′35″
8256°35′13″05°58′42″
8356°35′25″05°59′18″
8456°35′33″05°59′29″
8556°35′44″05°59′39″
8656°36′11″05°59′51″
8756°36′14″05°59′54″
8856°36′25″06°00′14″
8956°36′36″06°00′28″
9056°36′40″06°00′36″
9156°37′36″06°01′15″
9256°37′57″06°01′27″
9356°38′21″06°01′57″
9456°38′56″06°02′18″
9556°39′31″06°02′33″
9656°39′54″06°04′04″
9756°39′54″06°04′29″
9856°40′15″06°06′14″
9956°40′17″06°06′42″
10056°40′20″06°06′58″
10156°40′11″06°08′12″
10256°40′06″06°08′39″
10356°40′05″06°09′50″
10456°39′56″06°10′51″
10556°40′06″06°13′34″
10656°40′05″06°14′38″
10756°40′12″06°15′39″
10856°40′19″06°17′26″
10956°40′24″06°19′33″
11056°40′27″06°19′42″
11156°41′42″06°20′12″
11256°42′36″06°20′36″
11356°43′30″06°20′58″
11456°45′39″06°22′11″
11556°46′53″06°25′07″
11656°47′17″06°26′10″
11756°49′00″06°30′26″
11856°50′05″06°32′53″
11956°48′38″06°40′07″
12056°47′44″06°45′42″
12156°47′26″06°48′13″
12256°46′45″06°57′12″
12356°46′45″06°57′54″
12456°47′29″07°01′55″

(3) It is bounded to the west by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude and 58°45′21″ north latitude, 05°41′32″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°47′29″07°01′55″
256°49′10″07°02′17″
356°51′16″07°02′11″
456°53′23″07°01′52″
556°54′35″07°01′37″
656°56′09″07°01′11″
756°56′23″07°01′05″
857°01′11″06°57′43″
957°02′48″06°56′29″
1057°03′34″06°55′56″
1157°04′52″06°54′47″
1257°10′47″06°52′39″
1357°10′56″06°52′51″
1457°12′18″06°54′01″
1557°14′30″06°54′43″
1657°15′56″06°55′06″
1757°17′16″06°55′46″
1857°18′35″06°56′29″
1957°19′21″06°57′01″
2057°20′38″06°58′19″
2157°20′44″06°58′23″
2257°23′42″06°59′02″
2357°24′56″06°59′14″
2457°26′12″06°58′54″
2557°29′23″06°57′28″
2657°30′10″06°57′05″
2757°31′08″06°56′21″
2857°31′32″06°56′13″
2957°31′53″06°56′00″
3057°32′06″06°55′51″
3157°33′28″06°54′42″
3257°34′28″06°53′47″
3357°34′54″06°53′01″
3457°36′16″06°50′54″
3557°37′54″06°50′14″
3657°38′47″06°49′33″
3757°39′32″06°48′37″
3857°40′44″06°46′52″
3957°41′46″06°44′31″
4057°42′17″06°43′16″
4157°43′16″06°38′52″
4257°43′34″06°38′40″
4357°44′27″06°37′51″
4457°45′37″06°37′19″
4557°48′11″06°34′48″
4657°50′59″06°31′01″
4757°51′10″06°30′13″
4857°50′47″06°27′11″
4957°50′38″06°26′13″
5057°48′51″06°21′16″
5157°48′37″06°17′57″
5257°48′33″06°16′49″
5357°49′12″06°10′19″
5457°49′27″06°05′17″
5557°50′55″06°04′37″
5657°52′51″06°04′02″
5757°59′18″06°02′18″
5858°01′39″05°59′37″
5958°01′56″05°59′01″
6058°03′30″05°54′25″
6158°03′56″05°53′42″
6258°05′26″05°50′54″
6358°05′59″05°50′25″
6458°06′58″05°49′43″
6558°08′07″05°49′00″
6658°11′05″05°47′00″
6758°11′47″05°46′25″
6858°18′39″05°45′48″
6958°20′07″05°45′45″
7058°23′27″05°44′20″
7158°28′20″05°40′34″
7258°28′44″05°40′30″
7358°31′30″05°39′33″
7458°32′56″05°39′36″
7558°37′19″05°40′42″
7658°40′09″05°40′58″
7758°45′21″05°41′32″

; and

(b)secondly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 58°45′21″ north latitude, 05°41′32″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the north by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(b); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (5)(a).

(5) It is bounded to the north-east by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 58°49′11″ north latitude, 04°59′48″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°49′11″ north latitude, 04°59′48″ west longitude and 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude; and

(c)thirdly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude and 58°36′38″ north latitude, 04°59′26″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(6) It is bounded to the east by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (5)(c)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (2)(a)(i).

The Scottish marine region for the Outer Hebrides

6.—(1) Those parts of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (6), are designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Outer Hebrides’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude and 56°27′52″ north latitude, 07°40′34″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°47′29″07°01′55″
256°45′54″07°05′50″
356°45′06″07°08′15″
456°44′33″07°10′04″
556°43′12″07°13′38″
656°32′52″07°29′15″
756°27′52″07°40′34″

; and

(b)secondly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 56°27′52″ north latitude, 07°40′34″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(3) It is bounded to the west and north by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (2)(b); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (4)(a).

(4) It is bounded to the east by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 58°45′21″ north latitude, 05°41′32″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°45′21″ north latitude, 05°41′32″ west longitude and 56°47′29″ north latitude, 07°01′55″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
158°45′21″05°41′32″
258°40′09″05°40′58″
358°37′19″05°40′42″
458°32′56″05°39′36″
558°31′30″05°39′33″
658°28′44″05°40′30″
758°28′20″05°40′34″
858°23′27″05°44′20″
958°20′07″05°45′45″
1058°18′39″05°45′48″
1158°11′47″05°46′25″
1258°11′05″05°47′00″
1358°08′07″05°49′00″
1458°06′58″05°49′43″
1558°05′59″05°50′25″
1658°05′26″05°50′54″
1758°03′56″05°53′42″
1858°03′30″05°54′25″
1958°01′56″05°59′01″
2058°01′39″05°59′37″
2157°59′18″06°02′18″
2257°52′51″06°04′02″
2357°50′55″06°04′37″
2457°49′27″06°05′17″
2557°49′12″06°10′19″
2657°48′33″06°16′49″
2757°48′37″06°17′57″
2857°48′51″06°21′16″
2957°50′38″06°26′13″
3057°50′47″06°27′11″
3157°51′10″06°30′13″
3257°50′59″06°31′01″
3357°48′11″06°34′48″
3457°45′37″06°37′19″
3557°44′27″06°37′51″
3657°43′34″06°38′40″
3757°43′16″06°38′52″
3857°42′17″06°43′16″
3957°41′46″06°44′31″
4057°40′44″06°46′52″
4157°39′32″06°48′37″
4257°38′47″06°49′33″
4357°37′54″06°50′14″
4457°36′16″06°50′52″
4557°34′54″06°53′01″
4657°34′28″06°53′47″
4757°33′28″06°54′42″
4857°32′06″06°55′51″
4957°31′53″06°56′00″
5057°31′32″06°56′13″
5157°31′08″06°56′21″
5257°30′10″06°57′05″
5357°29′23″06°57′28″
5457°26′12″06°58′54″
5557°24′56″06°59′14″
5657°23′42″06°59′02″
5757°20′44″06°58′23″
5857°20′38″06°58′19″
5957°19′21″06°57′01″
6057°18′35″06°56′29″
6157°17′16″06°55′46″
6257°15′56″06°55′06″
6357°14′30″06°54′43″
6457°12′18″06°54′01″
6557°10′56″06°52′51″
6657°10′47″06°52′39″
6757°04′52″06°54′47″
6857°03′34″06°55′56″
6957°02′48″06°56′29″
7057°01′11″06°57′43″
7156°56′23″07°01′05″
7256°56′09″07°01′11″
7356°54′35″07°01′37″
7456°53′23″07°01′52″
7556°51′16″07°02′11″
7656°49′10″07°02′17″
7756°47′29″07°01′55″

(5) The Scottish marine region for the Outer Hebrides includes that part of the Scottish marine area which is adjacent to the following Scottish islands—

(a)St Kilda (Hirta)(7); and

(b)St Kilda (Boreray)(8),

and bounded to the north, east, south and west by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(6) The Scottish marine region for the Outer Hebrides includes that part of the Scottish marine area which is adjacent to the following Scottish islands—

(a)Sula Sgeir(9); and

(b)North Rona(10)

and bounded to the north, east, south and west by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

The Scottish marine region for the North Coast

7.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (6), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the North Coast’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (6)(b)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (3)(a)(i).

(3) It is bounded to the west by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 58°36′38″ north latitude, 04°59′26″ west longitude and 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°37′40″ north latitude, 05°00′05″ west longitude and 58°49′11″ north latitude, 04°59′48″ west longitude; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 58°49′11″ north latitude, 04°59′48″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the north by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(c); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (5)(a).

(5) It is bounded to the north-east by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 58°48′08″ north latitude, 03°46′13″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°48′08″ north latitude, 03°46′13″ west longitude and 58°38′37″ north latitude, 02°57′05″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
158°48′08″03°46′13″
258°43′52″03°19′49″
358°42′53″03°14′25″
458°42′55″03°13′24″
558°43′48″03°11′06″
658°44′11″03°09′17″
758°42′05″03°01′45″
858°39′53″02°58′22″
958°38′37″02°57′05″

(6) It is bounded to the south-east by—

(a)firstly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′37″ north latitude, 02°57′05″ west longitude and 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude; and

(b)secondly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude and 58°38′13″ north latitude, 03°03′05″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

The Scottish marine region for the Orkney Islands

8.—(1) Those parts of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (6), are designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Orkney Islands’.

(2) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 58°38′47″ north latitude, 02°32′38″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′47″ north latitude, 02°32′38″ west longitude and 58°38′37″ north latitude, 02°57′05″ west longitude;

(c)thirdly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′37″ north latitude, 02°57′05″ west longitude and 58°48′08″ north latitude, 03°46′13″west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
158°38′37″02°57′05″
258°39′53″02°58′22″
358°42′05″03°01′45″
458°44′11″03°09′17″
558°43′48″03°11′06″
658°42′55″03°13′24″
758°42′53″03°14′25″
858°43′52″03°19′49″
958°48′08″03°46′13″

; and

(d)fourthly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 58°48′08″ north latitude, 03°46′13″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(3) It is bounded to the west and north by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (2)(d); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (4)(a).

(4) It is bounded to the north-east by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 59°29′21″ north latitude, 02°02′15″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 59°29′21″ north latitude, 02°02′15″ west longitude and 59°24′42″ north latitude, 01°59′19″ west longitude; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 59°24′42″ north latitude, 01°59′19″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(5) It is bounded to the east by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (4)(c); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (2)(a).

(6) The Scottish marine region for the Orkney Islands includes that part of the Scottish marine area which is adjacent to the following Scottish islands—

(a)Sule Stack(11); and

(b)Sule Skerry(12),

and bounded to the north, east, south and west by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

The Scottish marine region for the Shetland Isles

9.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) and (3), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Shetland Isles’.

(2) It is bounded to the south west by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 59°24′42″ north latitude, 01°59′19″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 59°24′42″ north latitude, 01°59′19″ west longitude and 59°29′21″ north latitude, 02°02′15″ west longitude; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 59°29′21″ north latitude, 02°02′15″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(3) It is bounded to the west, north, east and south by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (2)(c); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (2)(a).

The Scottish marine region for the Moray Firth

10.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (5), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Moray Firth’.

(2) It is bounded to the south and west by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (5)(c)(ii); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (3)(a)(i).

(3) It is bounded to the north by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′13″ north latitude, 03°03′05″ west longitude and 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 58°38′38″ north latitude, 03°01′20″ west longitude and 58°38′47″ north latitude, 02°32′38″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
158°38′38″03°01′20″
258°38′37″02°57′05″
358°38′47″02°32′38″

; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 58°38′47″ north latitude, 02°32′38″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the east by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(c); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (5)(a).

(5) It is bounded to the south-east by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 57°52′37″ north latitude, 01°55′13″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 57°52′37″ north latitude, 01°55′13″ west longitude and 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
157°52′37″01°55′13″
257°42′49″02°00′11″
357°41′57″02°00′09″

; and

(c)thirdly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland, where a line between the co-ordinates 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude and 57°41′14″ north latitude, 02°00′58″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

The Scottish marine region for the North East

11.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (5), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the North East’.

(2) It is bounded to the west by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (5)(c)(ii); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(a)(i).

(3) It is bounded to the north-west by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 57°41′14″ north latitude, 02°00′58″ west longitude and 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 57°41′57″ north latitude, 02°00′09″ west longitude and 57°52′37″ north latitude, 01°55′13″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
157°41′57″02°00′09″
257°42′49″02°00′11″
357°52′37″01°55′13″

; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 57°52′37″ north latitude, 01°55′13″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the east by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(c); and

(b)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (5)(a).

(5) It is bounded to the south by—

(a)firstly, a line of shortest distance between the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area and the co-ordinate 56°44′09″ north latitude, 01°59′07″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°44′09″ north latitude, 01°59′07″ west longitude and 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°44′09″01°59′07″
256°44′08″02°21′14″
356°44′41″02°22′00″
456°45′20″02°24′56″
556°45′23″02°25′02″
656°45′27″02°25′20″

; and

(c)thirdly, a line between—

(i)the co-ordinate 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude; and

(ii)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude and 56°45′43″ north latitude, 02°26′21″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area.

The Scottish marine region for the Forth and Tay

12.—(1) That part of the Scottish marine area, the boundaries of which are identified in paragraphs (2) to (5), is designated as a Scottish marine region to be known as ‘the Scottish marine region for the Forth and Tay’.

(2) It is bounded to the south and west by the landward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point described in paragraph (5)(b); and

(b)the point described in paragraph (3)(a)(i).

(3) It is bounded to the north by—

(a)firstly, a line between—

(i)the point on the mainland of Scotland where a line between the co-ordinates 56°45′43″ north latitude, 02°26′21″ west longitude and 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude intersects the landward limit of the Scottish marine area; and

(ii)the co-ordinate 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude;

(b)secondly, a line between the co-ordinates 56°45′27″ north latitude, 02°25′20″ west longitude and 56°44′09″ north latitude, 01°59′07″ west longitude, defined by joining sequentially the following co-ordinates—

Co-ordinateNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
156°45′27″02°25′20″
256°45′23″02°25′02″
356°45′20″02°24′56″
456°44′41″02°22′00″
556°44′08″02°21′14″
656°44′09″01°59′07″

; and

(c)thirdly, a line of shortest distance between the co-ordinate 56°44′09″ north latitude, 01°59′07″ west longitude and the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area.

(4) It is bounded to the east by the seaward limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the point it meets the line described in paragraph (3)(c); and

(b)the co-ordinate 55°55′01″ north latitude, 01°43′32″ west longitude(13).

(5) It is bounded to the south-east by the limit of the Scottish marine area between—

(a)the co-ordinate 55°55′01″ north latitude, 01°43′32″ west longitude; and

(b)the most southerly point on its landward limit on the east coast of Scotland.

RICHARD LOCHHEAD

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th May 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order which is made under section 5(5) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the 2010 Act”) makes provision in connection with Scottish marine regions. They are areas for which Scottish Ministers may prepare and adopt a regional marine plan. That is a plan which, amongst other things, states Scottish Ministers’ policies for the sustainable development of the area. It is possible for Ministers to delegate functions in relation to regional marine planning, including the preparation and adoption of regional marine plans.

The Order designates 11 Scottish marine regions for the Scottish marine area. The “Scottish Marine area” is defined in section 1(1) of the 2010 Act. It is the area of sea within the seaward limits of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and includes the bed and subsoil of the sea within that area. Section 1(2) of the 2010 Act provides that the boundaries between parts of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and the parts not so adjacent are to be determined by reference to the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (“the 1999 Order”). Section 2 of the 2010 Act defines “sea”, unless the context otherwise requires, as including any area submerged at mean high water spring tide and the waters of every estuary, river or channel, so far as the tide flows at mean high water spring tide. Articles 2 to 12 of the Order identify the boundaries of the Scottish marine regions.

The Order makes provision as to which Scottish marine region outlying parts of the Scottish marine area belong.

The co-ordinates within the Order are shown on the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain 1936 Datum so as to be consistent with the approach taken for the 1999 Order.

An illustrative map showing the Scottish marine regions is attached to this Order.

(2)

Section 165(5) has been modified by paragraph 5 of schedule 3 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10).

(3)

Information concerning the British National Grid Projection may be found on the Ordnance Survey website at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

(4)

“Scottish marine area” is defined in section 1(1) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. It is the area of sea within the seaward limits of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and includes the bed and subsoil of the sea within that area. Section 2 of that Act defines “sea”, unless the context otherwise requires, as including any area submerged at mean high water spring tide and the waters of every estuary, river or channel, so far as the tide flows at mean high water spring tide.

(5)

Co-ordinate numbered 71 in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1126) (“the 1999 Order”).

(6)

Co-ordinate numbered 91 in Part II of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Order.

(7)

The centroid co-ordinates of St Kilda (Hirta) are 57°48′59″ north latitude, 08°35′29″ west longitude.

(8)

The centroid co-ordinates of St Kilda (Boreray) are 57°52′13″ north latitude, 08°29′24″ west longitude.

(9)

The centroid co-ordinates of Sula Sgeir are 59°05′48″ north latitude, 06°09′24″ west longitude.

(10)

The centroid co-ordinates of North Rona are 59°07′25″ north latitude, 05°49′29″ west longitude.

(11)

The centroid co-ordinates of Sule Stack are 59°01′28″ north latitude, 04°30′18″ west longitude.

(12)

The centroid co-ordinates of Sule Skerry are 59°05′09″ north latitude, 04°24′21″ west longitude.

(13)

Co-ordinate numbered 7 in Part I of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Order.

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