7.2 Abbreviations

Organisations

BTCV
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
CCS
Countryside Commission for Scotland
CPAu
Coast Protection Authority
MAFF
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
SEDD
Scottish Executive Development Department
SERAD
Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department
SNH
Scottish Natural Heritage

Parliamentary Acts

CPA
Coast Protection Act, 1949
FEPA
Food and Environment Protection Act, 1985
TCPSA
Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1997
WCA
Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981

Water levels

SWL
Still Water Level
HAT
Highest Astronomical Tide
MHWS
Mean High Water of Spring tide
HWMOST
High Water Mark of Ordinary Spring Tides
HWMONT
High Water Mark of Ordinary Neap Tides
MSL
Mean Sea Level
LWMONT
Low Water Mark of Ordinary Neap Tides
LWMOST
Low Water of Ordinary Spring Tides
MLWS
Mean Low Water of Spring tide
LAT
Lowest Astronomical Tide

Environmental designations

AGLV
Areas of Great Landscape Value
ESA
Environmentally Sensitive Area
LNR
Local Nature Reserve
MCA
Marine Consultation Area
MNR
Marine Nature Reserve
NHA
Natural Heritage Areas
NNR
National Nature Reserve
NSA
National Scenic Areas
Ramsar Sites
Wetland habitats site designated under the Ramsar Convention
SAC
Special Area of Conservation
SPA
Special Protection Area
SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest

Others

EA
Environmental Assessment
ES
Environmental Statement
GIS
Geographic Information System
GPS
Global Positioning System
OLD
Operations Likely to Damage
PA
Planning Authority
P Dev
Permitted Development