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Special Areas of Conservation

Craigengar

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland
Centroid* NT075542
Latitude 55.7722
Longitude -3.475
SAC EU Code UK0012577
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 37.16
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Craigengar SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (4.3%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (94.9%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (0.8%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1528 Marsh saxifrage Saxifraga hirculus

    Craigengar in the Pentland Hills contains the largest population of marsh saxifrage Saxifraga hirculus in Scotland. It is the largest single colony outside the North Pennines, supporting, in 1999, an estimated 9,666 plants in base-rich flushes in an area of upland heather moorland.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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