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Special Areas of Conservation

Pitkeathly Mires

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NO107143
Latitude 56.3125
Longitude -3.444444444
SAC EU Code UK0030239
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 60.58
* 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 Pitkeathly Mires SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (20%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (60%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (20%)

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

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1393 Slender green feather-moss Drepanocladus (Hamatocaulis) vernicosus

    Pitkeathly consists of a group of upland mires which form an undisturbed area of flushes, with poor- and intermediate fen. The site contains a small but healthy population of slender green feather-moss Drepanocladus vernicosus and is the most northerly Scottish representative.

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

  • Not Applicable

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