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DML The Minches Line L

The Minches Line L is a survey section in The Minch, Scotland, crossing between Eddrachillis Bay (Sutherland, mainland Scotland) and Broad Bay (to the north east of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis). The line comprises six fixed CTD stations, which were established as part of routine monitoring work on the Scottish continental shelf by Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (DML). Line L was occupied during the 1980s.

Nominal station details

DML The Minches Line L: The Minch, Scotland (west coast mainland - north of Isle of Lewis)

Station Nominal latitude Nominal longitude Approx.
depth (m)
1L 58° 17.0' N 05° 18.0' W 55 Eddrachillis Bay (Sutherland)
2L 58° 17.0' N 05° 29.5' W 65  
3L 58° 17.0' N 05° 39.0' W 110  
4L 58° 17.0' N 05° 49.5' W 95  
5L 58° 17.0' N 06° 00.0' W 110  
6L 58° 17.0' N 06° 11.0' W 28 Broad Bay (Isle of Lewis)