FSL/7343 was a vertical colour aerial photographic survey of the eastern coastline of Scotland from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Cape Wrath, including full cover of the city of Edinburgh, plus parts of Orkney and Shetland, and selected west coast locations including the Rhins of Galloway, Ayrshire, Firth of Clyde, Arisaig, Lochcarron, Skye, Gairloch, Ullapool and Lewis.
Taken at periods of low-water to maximise the littoral coverage collected, the Scottish Development Department used the photographs to plan the construction of new facilities for the expanding North Sea oil and gas sector. Potential sites for pipeline landfall, onshore storage and rig construction yards were identified on the photographs for further assessment.
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Catalogued and Open. GIS catalogue available in the Search Room, digital copies of the photographs are available on the NCAP website.
On completion of the survey, a set of prints were deposited in the Scottish Office Air Photographs Unit. The original colour films were retained by the company and were acquired in 2014.
50 rolls of colour film, 4922 photographs measuring 229 x 229mm.