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Special Areas of Conservation

Reidside Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority North Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NJ602568
Latitude 57.6
Longitude -2.665277778
SAC EU Code UK0019767
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 86.75
* 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 Reidside Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (65%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (25%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)

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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

    Reidside Moss in north-east Scotland is relatively intact compared to most sites in the Grampian plain and supports typical vegetation of the north-east bogs, rich in heather Calluna vulgaris and cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. The moss has luxuriant cushions of the bog-moss Sphagnum capillifolium, and S. magellanicum also occurs. Bog-myrtle Myrica gale and cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix are frequent, and great sundew Drosera anglica also occurs. Although peat-cuttings occur, they are regenerating, with abundant cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. and typical fen communities.

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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