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Special Areas of Conservation

Bankhead Moss, Beith

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS346505
Latitude 55.71944444
Longitude -4.633333333
SAC EU Code UK0019756
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 32.28
* 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 Bankhead Moss, Beith SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (100%)

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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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Although small, Bankhead Moss in the central belt of Scotland has a largely intact structure, having suffered only marginal encroachment by domestic peat-cutting. The central dome is dominated by active bog vegetation, including occasional Sphagnum cuspidatum-filled hollows and S. magellanicum carpets. A secondary lagg fen has developed in abandoned areas of peat-cutting.

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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