The 2016 Scottish Government urban rural classification has been used in this analysis as RoS GIS systems have not yet been updated to reflect the new 2020 Scottish Government urban rural classifications.
The Scottish Government urban rural classification 2016 was attached to all titles with an owner address outwith the UK using the 2-fold classification as shown in Figure 24.
|Classification||Class name||Recommended Actions|
|2-fold||Urban areas||Settlements of 3.000 or more people|
|Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people|
The urban rural classification given to each title was calculated by overlaying the title seed point (a point marker used to identify the position of a Land Register title on the Ordnance Survey base map) with the Scottish Government’s urban rural classification 2016.
Each seed point was classified with the values of the 2-fold classification extracted from the underlying urban rural classification polygon. Further information on the Scottish Government’s urban rural classification is available here. Scottish Government figures were used for the urban land area of each local authority.