Marine recreation and tourism survey launched

People on shore at North Berwick
Norette Ferns

Marine Scotland have launched their first national survey of recreation and tourism around Scotland's seas and coastal areas.

If you take part in a sea or coastal activity - whether it's sea angling, kayaking or simply enjoying a walk on the beach - they want to hear from you!

This survey will help ensure that recreation and tourism are fully considered in the marine planning process alongside other activities such as renewable energy, fishing and shipping.

The survey is in three parts:

  • Marine activities you take part in
  • How you participate
  • About you as a person

The survey is easiest to complete on a desktop or laptop computer using a mouse and an up to date web browser.

Take the survey

Marine Scotland, the Directorate of Scottish Government with responsibility for integrated management of Scotland’s seas, has identified a lack of essential information about how people use the sea for recreation and tourism.

By taking part in the survey you will help to ensure that these activities are appropriately taken into account in future decisions about use, protection and development of the marine environment.

Everyone who completes the survey will be given an opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win one of many great prizes including:

  • a short break in one of Scottish Canals’ holiday cottages
  • Spa Day Experience for two guests at Portavadie’s new Spa Family
  • tickets for Inveraray Jail and Inveraray Castle
  • two return tickets for the Kintyre Express fast passenger ferry from Campbeltown to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland

Terms and conditions apply.

The survey runs from 1 August to 31 October.

You can find out more on the Marine Scotland Recreation and Tourism website and Facebook page.