Scotland's natural treasures - an illustrated ecosystem services map

  • Marc J Metzger (Creator)
  • Gelfgren Sara (Creator)
  • Anita Allen (Creator)
  • Vanessa Burton (Creator)
  • Crofton Archie (Creator)
  • Metzger Martina (Creator)
  • Chris Wilson (Creator)



The map and legend are included as .pdf, .jpg, .svg and Adobe Illustrated .ai files. Individual map elements are numbered are described in NaturalTreasuresScotlandLegend.pdf.


Scotland is packed with natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Scotland's natural capital. This map provides a rich picture of many of these ecosystem services and is accompanied by a legend that explains different categories of benefits. The map - and the illustrated ecosystem services within the map - can be used for illustration purposes and as an informative educational resource. The illustration was created by Sara Gelfgren from Scriberia as outreach material for the European Union FP7 project OPERAs ( based on Marc Metzger's ideas and valuable input from Kathleen Allen, Vanessa Burton, Archie Crofton, Martina Metzger and members of the Ecosystem Services Community Scotland.

Data Citation

Metzger et al. (2018). Scotland's natural treasures - an illustrated ecosystem services map, [image]. The University of Edinburgh.
Date made available21 Mar 2018
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Geographical coverageScotland, UK

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