Not only are the Solway and Morecambe Bay SSSIs but with the Duddon estuary, all are part of the Natura 2000 network of internationally protected areas with some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the UK.
These three estuaries include Special Protection Areas (SPAs), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and have RAMSAR designation for the wetlands.
We recently spent a day in the life of the Police Dog Unit in Glasgow's Pollok Park with Constables Kimberley Hill and Phil Farndell to learn a bit more about the role of dog handlers within Police Scotland.
The day starts early for our officers as the dogs must be fed at 5am to get them ready for the start of their shift at 11am.
Not allowing sufficient time for the dogs to digest their food can later lead to health complications if they are involved in activity too soon after.
Being a police dog handler is more than just a job, it's a vocation for life and a partnership between dog and handler that lasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Scotland is world famous for its castles, not just because so many are immaculately preserved but also because many are set against some of the most breathtaking scenery in Britain.
The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east of Scotland.The new royal residence was completed in 1856, and the old castle was demolished.The couple spent many weeks each year relaxing at their new home in Highlands, and after Albert's death, Victoria spent up to 4 months each year at Balmoral.In 2015, Mercer named Aberdeen the 57th most liveable city in the world, as well as the fourth most liveable city in Britain.The city began as two separate burghs: Old Aberdeen at the mouth of the river Don; and New Aberdeen, a fishing and trading settlement, where the Denburn waterway entered the river Dee estuary.