About this survey

Thank you for taking part in this consultation.

We are asking for your views on proposals on the designation of two Historic Marine Protected Areas:
  • Scapa Flow, Orkney
  • The Queen of Sweden, Shetland
Historic Marine Protected Areas
Historic Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) aim to preserve nationally important heritage in coastal and marine environments. The designation was introduced by law in the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
We advise the Scottish Government on the designation of Historic MPAs.

Our proposals
We would like to recognise and protect these two areas of significant marine heritage by designating them through Historic MPAs.

Download the proposals and supporting documents: 

Scapa Flow, Orkney
Scapa Flow Historic MPA Proposal [PDF, 1.4MB]
Scapa Flow Historic MPA Map [PDF, 983KB]
Scapa Flow Historic MPA Business Regulatory Impact Assessment [PDF, 352KB]
Historic MPA Strategic Environmental Assessment Pre-Screening Report [PDF, 253KB]

The Queen of Sweden, Shetland
The Queen of Sweden Historic MPA Proposal [PDF, 754KB]
The Queen of Sweden Historic MPA Map [PDF, 273KB]
The Queen of Sweden Historic MPA Business Regulatory Impact Assessment [PDF, 352KB]
Historic MPA Strategic Environmental Assessment Pre-Screening Report [PDF, 253KB]

The survey is structured in two sections, one for each proposal. You may comment on either or both of the proposals.

The survey asks 11 questions and takes around 5-8 minutes to complete.

You can view the survey questions in a PDF version before answering the consultation questions. 
Download consultation questions [PDF, 148KB]

This consultation will close at 6pm on Wednesday 17 April. 

If you would like to speak with us about this consultation or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Privacy notice

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are committed to protecting your personal data and your privacy. This privacy notice explains how we process any personal data we collect from you through this survey.

Personal data

Personal data includes your name, or other information about you that could be used to identify you. In the case of this survey, we are not asking for any personal data but may ask for your organisation’s name. This is optional.

We will not ask for any special categories (previously referred to as ‘sensitive’) of personal data.

The data we collect from this survey will be used by HES and Marine Scotland to inform the decision to designate the Historic Marine Protected Areas specified above.

Usage of personal data

The legal basis we are using to process your data is Consent, where you give clear consent for us to process your data for the specific purpose explained above.

We limit access to your data to those HES employees with a business need to know. It will be processed confidentially for this specific purpose only.

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Storage of personal data

HES will hold the information collected through this survey for a maximum period of 2 years. Information collected through this survey will be deleted from Survey Monkey servers after the survey closes, however may remain on backup servers for approximately 12 months.

You have the right to access your data, receive a copy of it, request corrections or removal and object to the processing of it. More information about your rights regarding the personal data we collect from you can be found in the HES Privacy Notice.

Further information

If you would like further information please contact the Data Protection Officer:

Telephone: 0131 668 8600
Email: dataprotection@hes.scot

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH
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