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Special Areas of Conservation

Keltneyburn

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NN780504
Latitude 56.62972222
Longitude -3.988888889
SAC EU Code UK0030174
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 32.04
* 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 Keltneyburn SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (90%)
  • Coniferous woodland (10%)

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

  • Keltneyburn complements Craighall Gorge as a representative of Tilio-Acerion forests in eastern/central Scotland. Gorge woodland here occurs on Dalradian schists, and the ground flora of the woodland is species-rich with a large number of higher plant species of restricted distribution, including the nationally rare whorled Solomon’s seal Polygonatum verticillatum. There is a species-rich bryoflora including several local basicolous species.

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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