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Special Areas of Conservation

Black Wood of Rannoch

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NN562552
Latitude 56.66666667
Longitude -4.347222222
SAC EU Code UK0012758
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 1100.89
* 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 Black Wood of Rannoch SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (4%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (3.4%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (0.3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (9%)
  • Coniferous woodland (83%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (0.3%)

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

  • 91C0 Caledonian forest  * Priority feature

    Black Wood of Rannoch is the most extensive area of relict Caledonian forest remaining in Perthshire. It is representative of the South Central biochemical region and is the most southerly pinewood selected. The wood contains important communities of species characteristic of old pinewoods, particularly lichens and fungi, and supports a number of rare species, such as coralroot Corallorhiza trifida and serrated wintergreen Orthilia secunda. It also supports populations of Scottish crossbill Loxia scotica and capercaillie Tetrao urogallus.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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