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Special Areas of Conservation

Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NC082206
Latitude 58.13333333
Longitude -5.258333333
SAC EU Code UK0030081
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 1.21
* 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 Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (90%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (7%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1029 Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera

    This site in the north-west Highlands of Scotland includes two burns (streams) that each support functional freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera populations. Both burns are relatively small yet support high-quality populations. Abhainn Clais An Eas has pearl mussels present along a 1 km stretch from the mouth of the river to a large waterfall impassable to migratory fish. Allt a’Mhuilinn supports pearl mussels along a 2 km stretch from the sea to an upstream loch. Both burns contain good populations of juveniles indicating that present conditions support recruitment.

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

  • Not Applicable

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