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Special Areas of Conservation

Red Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS874264
Latitude 55.51833333
Longitude -3.784166667
SAC EU Code UK0019764
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 75.85
* 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 Red Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (99%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (1%)

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

    Red Moss is a small site in the central belt of Scotland comprising three areas of active raised bog together with associated lagg fen communities. The slightly domed areas of mire support typical raised bog vegetation with a good cover of Sphagnum including frequent S. imbricatum hummocks and occasional S. fuscum. Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos also occurs.

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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