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Marine and Coastal Recreation Survey Report

In 2022, the marine planning team carried out the Marine and Coastal Recreation Survey.

The purpose of this survey was to record where and when marine and coastal recreational activities are taking place around Orkney, to identify the facilities used during these recreational activities (e.g. carparks, piers, public toilets), and to find out more information on what new facilities people would like to see.

The survey was conducted using an the online, interactive tool that allowed respondents to zoom to the areas they use for their activities and mark them directly on a digital map, before answering a series of questions about the activities they do there.

To view the results of the Marine and Coastal Recreation Survey, click the ‘related downloads’ link below.

If you would like to provide information about your coastal and marine recreational activities in Orkney please get in touch with us at as we would love to hear about them.

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