Although the UK is a relatively low-risk environment where landslides are concerned such events do have important socio-economic impacts and fatalities do occur. This report considers the potential for landslide events in Scotland in the light of future climate change. In particular, the UKCIP02 and UKCP09 climate change forecasts, current climate data and recent trends in Scotland’s climate are discussed to obtain a clear picture of recent, current and likely future trends. The outcomes from this analysis are then reconciled with a view of likely future landslide hazard trends and a picture of potential future landslide risk in Scotland is presented.

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