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1

Describe the land use - Farming

Climate often effects the type of farming
Soil types can change
Diversification increases profit
Building restrictions in place
Aspect of the land ages type of farming

2

Describe the land use - Forestry

Large plantations for commercial forestry

3

Describe the land use - Industry

Mining and quarrying
Influenced by physical factors such as height slope, rivers and underlying rock
Human factors such as power labour and transportation
Employs a large number of local people

4

Describe the land use - Recreation

Activities such as
Golfing
Sailing
Hill walking
Climbing
Dependant on the physical landscape

Honeypot towns set up to divert tourists

5

Describe the land use - Water storage and Supply

Lochs and lakes used as water storage and supply to towns and cities
Impermeable rock is required, must be in regions sigh high rainfall

6

Describe the land use - Tourism

Provides an array of jobs such as tour guide or hotel management
Activities open to tourists

7

Describe the land use - Renewable Energy

Schemes such as hydro electricity and wind farms
Hydroelectricity involves flooding valleys in highland areas and forcing water through pipes which turn turbines to generate electricity
Wind farms require high clear ground

8

Name some land uses

Farming
Forestry
Industry
Recreation
Water storage and supply
Tourism
Renewable electricity