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Special Areas of Conservation

Blawhorn Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NS885682
Latitude 55.89444444
Longitude -3.783333333
SAC EU Code UK0019758
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 108.86
* 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 Blawhorn Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (92.7%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (7.3%)

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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Blawhorn Moss is one of the larger, least-disturbed Active raised bogs in the central belt of Scotland. The vegetation exhibits well-developed hummock and hollow topography and supports many of the species representative of bog, such as Sphagnum papillosum, S. magellanicum and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos. It is of further interest in that on one side it grades into 7130 Blanket bogs.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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