All data is supplied strictly for academic use as described on the EDINA agcensus subscription form and website. For nonacademic use of the data application must be made to EDINA at the Edinburgh University Data Library for which there may be charges.

An Academic or Policy/Research/Commercial subscription allows unlimited access to the Agricultural Census data held in the database for the period of the subscription . Should the duration of the academic study or research project extend beyond the period of the subscription a new subscription will be required.

In certain circumstances (e.g. for teaching purposes) the use of the data may still be permitted beyond the duration of the academic study or research however written permission is required from EDINA.

The data may not be transferred to any other person or body without the prior written permission from EDINA. Any publication relating to the data must include acknowledgement to EDINA at Edinburgh University Data Library and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for England, The Welsh Assembly Government, or The Scottish Government (formerly SEERAD). EDINA reserve the right to monitor usage of the service.


The grid square agricultural census data, as converted by Edinburgh University Data Library, are derived from data obtained for recognised geographies from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), The Welsh Assembly Government, and The Scottish Government (formerly SEERAD), and are covered by Crown Copyright.


EDINA is a Jisc National Data Centre.

EDINA is subject to and complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. EDINA will use the information provided on this Sub-Licence Agreement form for:

  • Administration of your subscription to this online resource
  • Sending you EDINA service information
  • Advising you about forthcoming training or other events

Site representative email will be added to a service-specific mailing list and a JISCmail list for all EDINA site representatives.

Contact details of site representatives are made available ONLY to members of your institution or organisation as necessary.

NOTE: any changes to these contact details must be notified to the EDINA helpdesk - edina@ed.ac.uk