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Special Areas of Conservation

Mingarry Burn

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NM436544
Latitude 56.61111111
Longitude -6.179166667
SAC EU Code UK0030206
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 3.63
* 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 Mingarry Burn SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (35%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (15%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (20%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%)
  • 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

  • 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

    Mingarry Burn on the Isle of Mull is the only site in the Inner Hebrides selected for freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. The stream is about 3 km long and contains a functional pearl mussel population along its entire length. The site is a relatively recent discovery, with no published historical records prior to the 1997 Scottish national survey (Cosgrove & Young 1998). This is regarded as one of the most undisturbed Scottish pearl mussel sites.

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

  • Not Applicable

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