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Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012

Published: 12 Jun 2015
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781785444302

Gathers together information on the production, distribution and reserves of material produced and available from Scottish quarries as at 2012.

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Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012
Distribution

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Distribution

12. Table 3 primarily shows that, with the exception of Highland, around 85-90% of crushed rock is retained in the area where it was produced, with the North East of Scotland and Western Isles retaining between 99-100% of the material they produce. Again, the Highland figures will be strongly influenced by Glensanda. The SESplan area, North East Scotland, TAYplan area and West Central Scotland A all imported crushed rock with the SESplan area needing to import 17% to meet demand.

13. Distribution of sand and gravel shows a slightly smaller proportion of product generally retained in the region. The SESplan area was a significant importer of material with, overall, a significant proportion of material being supplied from sites outwith the region. Overall, exports to England from Scottish quarries was nearly 5 mt. These exports will be predominately from Glensanda with smaller contributions from other sites.

TABLE 3: DISTRIBUTION

Hard Rock (thousand tonnes) Production Retained in Region Imports to Region Retained + Imports England Outside UK % retained in region % imported
Argyll & Bute * * 150 * 0 0 * *
Forth Valley 0 0 154 154 0 0 - -
Highland & Moray 6,040 341 28 369 5,573 0 6% 0%
North East Scotland 1,042 1,034 106 1,140 0 0 99% 10%
Orkney & Shetland 142 142 0 142 0 0 * *
SESPlan 1,489 1,165 250 1,415 5 0 78% 17%
TAYplan 848 731 35 766 0 0 86% 4%
West Central Scotland A 3,327 2,938 90 3,028 0 0 88% 3%
West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway * * 106 * 0 0 * *
Western Isles 267 267 0 267 0 0 100% 0%
Total 14,063 [5] 7,526 919 8,445 5,578 0 54% 7%
Sand and Gravel (thousand tonnes) Production Retained in Region Imports to Region Retained + Imports England Outside UK % retained in region % imported
Argyll & Bute * * 134 * 0 0 * *
Forth Valley * * 72 * 0 0 * *
Highland & Moray 521 502 0 502 12 0 96% 0%
North East Scotland 259 204 5 209 0 0 79% 2%
Orkney & Shetland Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -
SESPlan 520 179 212 391 1 0 34% 41%
TAYPlan 827 618 68 686 0 0 75% 8%
West Central Scotland A 1,505 1,162 448 1,609 0 0 77% 30%
West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway * * 293 * 0 0 * *
Western Isles 6 6 0 6 0 0 100% 0%
Total 4,468 [6] 3,220 1,232 4,452 13 0 72% 28%

14. The import and export figures are shown as region to region flows in Table 4. These confirm that the majority of the flow of material in the SESplan area for both crushed rock and sand and gravel is from the neighbouring West Central Scotland A &B (and Dumfries and Galloway) and TAYplan regions. Elsewhere, the figures show that flows between neighbouring regions are common and highlight the need to adopt a cautionary approach when identifying "market" area.

TABLE 4: REGIONAL FLOW DISTRIBUTION TO

Hard Rock (Distribution from) Argyll & Bute Forth Valley Highland & Moray North East Scotland Orkney & Shetland Islands SESPlan TAYplan West Central Scotland A West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway Western Isles England Outside GB
Argyll & Bute *
Forth Valley 0
Highland & Moray 341 86 5,573
North East Scotland 8 1,034
Orkney & Shetland Islands 142
SESPlan 150 15 1,165 35 90 30 5
TAYPlan 27 20 20 50 731
West Central Scotland A 113 200 2,938 76
West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway *
Western Isles 267
Grand Total * 154 369 1,140 142 1,415 766 3,028 * 267 5,578 0

 

Regional Flow (Distribution to)
Sand & Gravel (Distribution from) Argyll & Bute Forth Valley Highland & Moray North East Scotland Orkney & Shetland Islands SESPlan TAYplan West Central Scotland A West Central Scotland B & Dumfries & Galloway Western Isles England Outside GB
Argyll & Bute *
Forth Valley * * * *
Highland & Moray 502 2 2 12
North East Scotland 204 55
Orkney & Shetland Islands
SESPlan * 179 13 196 93 1
TAYPlan 96 * 5 10 618 64
West Central Scotland A 200 1,162 143
West Central Scotland B and Dumfries & Galloway * *
Western Isles 6
Grand Total 181 365 502 209 0 391 686 1,609 503 6 13 0

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