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Household surveys in Scotland
Scotland’s People and Nature Survey (SPANS), which measures and collects details about the Scottish adult population’s participation in outdoor recreation in Scotland, ran from March 2013 until February 2014, with 1,000 adults interviewed in their home each month. The survey replaced the previous Scottish Recreation Survey (ScRS).
Further information on SPANS and the ScRS, including copies of annual reports and online data viewers to access more detailed results, is available from the Scottish Natural Heritage website at www.snh.gov.uk/land-and-sea/managing-recreation-and-access/increasing-participation/measuring-participation/
Table 6.3 shows the frequency of visits to woodland by the Scottish adult population in the previous 12 months.
63% of respondents had visited woodland at least once in the previous year. This compares with results from the Scotland Public Opinion of Forestry Survey (table 6.5), showing that 76% of respondents to the 2013 survey had visited woodland in the last few years.
Around one third (34%) of respondents had visited woodland at least once a month in the previous 12 months.
|per cent of respondents|
|At least once a week||18|
|Once or twice a month||16|
|Once every 2-3 months||13|
|Once or twice||16|
Source: Scotland’s People and Nature Survey, carried out by TNS, for Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, National Park authorities and Greenspace Scotland.
Base: 6,042 respondents.
1. All trips that include a visit to woodland.
These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics
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