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Special Areas of Conservation

Turclossie Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority North Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NJ885575
Latitude 57.60777778
Longitude -2.1925
SAC EU Code UK0019800
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 61.98
* 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 Turclossie Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (92%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (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

    Turclossie Moss in the Grampian plain of Scotland represents the western end of a once much larger site that had many characteristics of 7130 Blanket bogs. The site still contains a significant area of active raised bog with a continuous active surface, and Sphagnum magellanicum occurs frequently in the wetter areas.

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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