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SACs in Scotland

There are 244 SACs, SCIs or cSACs in Scotland including cross border sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically.

EU Code Name Country Local Authority Area (ha) Status
UK0030081 Abhainn Clais an Eas and Allt a' Mhuilinn S Highlands and Islands 1.21 SAC
UK0030073 Achnahaird S Highlands and Islands 21.55 SAC
UK0030218 Airds Moss S South Western Scotland 1360.22 SAC
UK0030077 Altnaharra S Highlands and Islands 68.68 SAC
UK0012762 Amat Woods S Highlands and Islands 234.89 SAC
UK0013091 Ardgour Pinewoods S Highlands and Islands 1645.96 SAC
UK0012958 Ardmeanach S Highlands and Islands 378.33 SAC
UK0030079 Ardnamurchan Burns S Highlands and Islands 26.3 SAC
UK0030231 Ardvar and Loch a' Mhuilinn Woodlands S Highlands and Islands 808.1 SAC
UK0030230 Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 2577.99 SAC
UK0030030 Ballochbuie S North Eastern Scotland 1882.37 SAC
UK0019756 Bankhead Moss, Beith S South Western Scotland 32.28 SAC
UK0013044 Barry Links S Eastern Scotland 770.44 SAC
UK0012957 Beinn a' Ghlo S Eastern Scotland 8080.33 SAC
UK0030343 Beinn Bhan S Highlands and Islands 4171.19 SAC
UK0012897 Beinn Dearg S Highlands and Islands 13853.92 SAC
UK0012864 Beinn Iadain and Beinn na h' Uamha S Highlands and Islands 523.48 SAC
UK0012951 Ben Alder and Aonach Beag S Highlands and Islands 6653.48 SAC
UK0012901 Ben Heasgarnich S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 2783.72 SAC
UK0012895 Ben Lawers S Eastern Scotland 5026.11 SAC
UK0012900 Ben Lui S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 2057.13 SAC
UK0012956 Ben Nevis S Highlands and Islands 9316.12 SAC
UK0012950 Ben Wyvis S Highlands and Islands 5385.22 SAC
UK0030088 Berriedale and Langwell Waters S Highlands and Islands 58.25 SAC
UK0017072 Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast ES Eastern Scotland, Extra-Regio, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear 65226.12 SAC
UK0019757 Black Loch Moss S Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland 107.49 SAC
UK0012758 Black Wood of Rannoch S Eastern Scotland 1100.89 SAC
UK0019758 Blawhorn Moss S Eastern Scotland 108.86 SAC
UK0030094 Borders Woods S Eastern Scotland 54.08 SAC
UK0019759 Braehead Moss S South Western Scotland 122.17 SAC
UK0030099 Broubster Leans S Highlands and Islands 172.19 SAC
UK0030101 Buchan Ness to Collieston S North Eastern Scotland 206.03 SAC
UK0030102 Burrow Head S South Western Scotland 244.1 SAC
UK0012821 Caenlochan S Eastern Scotland, North Eastern Scotland 5200.85 SAC
UK0016412 Cairngorms S Highlands and Islands, North Eastern Scotland 57691.73 SAC
UK0013602 Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands S Highlands and Islands 143561.47 SAC
UK0030108 Cape Wrath S Highlands and Islands 1009.75 SAC
UK0019791 Carn nan Tri-tighearnan S Highlands and Islands 4150.04 SAC
UK0030111 Carsegowan Moss S South Western Scotland 49.3 SAC
UK0030112 Cawdor Wood S Highlands and Islands 161.68 SAC
UK0019771 Claish Moss and Kentra Moss S Highlands and Islands 1018.82 SAC
UK0013089 Clyde Valley Woods S South Western Scotland 432.89 SAC
UK0019760 Coalburn Moss S South Western Scotland 223.65 SAC
UK0019761 Cockinhead Moss S South Western Scotland 47.6 SAC
UK0030120 Coille Mhor S Highlands and Islands 310.07 SAC
UK0019772 Coladoir Bog S Highlands and Islands 156.46 SAC
UK0014728 Coll Machair S Highlands and Islands 854.24 SAC
UK0013575 Conon Islands S Highlands and Islands 120.64 SAC
UK0030122 Coyles of Muick S North Eastern Scotland 134.18 SAC
UK0012577 Craigengar S Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland 37.16 SAC
UK0030123 Craighall Gorge S Eastern Scotland 53.65 SAC
UK0019762 Cranley Moss S South Western Scotland 101.55 SAC
UK0012955 Creag Meagaidh S Highlands and Islands 6143.46 SAC
UK0013584 Creag nan Gamhainn S Highlands and Islands 15.63 SAC
UK0019807 Culbin Bar S Highlands and Islands 580.99 SAC
UK0030129 Dam Wood S Highlands and Islands 19.56 SAC
UK0030134 Dinnet Oakwood S North Eastern Scotland 19.63 SAC
UK0030136 Dogden Moss S Eastern Scotland 156.36 SAC
UK0019806 Dornoch Firth and Morrich More S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 8701.22 SAC
UK0012942 Drumochter Hills S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 9439.48 SAC
UK0030152 Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires S Eastern Scotland 469.38 SAC
UK0012638 Dunkeld - Blairgowrie Lochs S Eastern Scotland 427.84 SAC
UK0012786 Durness S Highlands and Islands 1213.8 SAC
UK0019763 Dykeneuk Moss S South Western Scotland 61.92 SAC
UK0030143 East Caithness Cliffs S Highlands and Islands 457.48 SAC
UK0030364 East Mingulay S Extra-Regio 11510.87 SAC
UK0019795 East Mires and Lumbister S Highlands and Islands 619.54 SAC
UK0019773 Eilean na Muice Duibhe S Highlands and Islands 568.86 SAC
UK0030182 Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mor S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 1139.49 SAC
UK0019840 Endrick Water S Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland 235.45 SAC
UK0030149 Fair Isle S Highlands and Islands 561.05 SAC
UK0030342 Fannich Hills S Highlands and Islands 9639.4 SAC
UK0017096 Faray and Holm of Faray S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 781.33 SAC
UK0019774 Feur Lochain S Highlands and Islands 375.8 SAC
UK0030041 Firth of Lorn S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 20999.35 SAC
UK0030311 Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary S Eastern Scotland, Extra-Regio 15441.63 SAC
UK0012902 Flanders Mosses S Eastern Scotland 1073.33 SAC
UK0019801 Flow of Dergoals S South Western Scotland 169.86 SAC
UK0013141 Foinaven S Highlands and Islands 14853.66 SAC
UK0030153 Galloway Oakwoods S South Western Scotland 353.68 SAC
UK0030356 Garron Point S North Eastern Scotland 15.01 SAC
UK0019775 Glac na Criche S Highlands and Islands 263.36 SAC
UK0030154 Glen Beasdale S Highlands and Islands 546.37 SAC
UK0012959 Glen Coe S Highlands and Islands 2967.37 SAC
UK0030155 Glen Creran Woods S Highlands and Islands 705.91 SAC
UK0030346 Glen Shira S Highlands and Islands 65.24 SAC
UK0012756 Glen Tanar S North Eastern Scotland 4178.58 SAC
UK0030156 Glenartney Juniper Wood S Eastern Scotland 101.45 SAC
UK0030159 Green Hill of Strathdon S North Eastern Scotland 640.91 SAC
UK0019793 Hascosay S Highlands and Islands 164.67 SAC
UK0012576 Hill of Towanreef S Highlands and Islands, North Eastern Scotland 1889.66 SAC
UK0012791 Hoy S Highlands and Islands 9501.27 SAC
UK0012787 Inchnadamph S Highlands and Islands 1283.21 SAC
UK0030393 Inner Hebrides and the Minches S Extra-Regio 1381391.37 SAC
UK0019812 Insh Marshes S Highlands and Islands 1157.04 SAC
UK0019794 Inverasdale Peatlands S Highlands and Islands 1261.75 SAC
UK0013041 Invernaver S Highlands and Islands 287.67 SAC
UK0030171 Inverpolly S Highlands and Islands 11881.94 SAC
UK0030172 Isle of May S Eastern Scotland, Extra-Regio 356.64 SAC
UK0012815 Keen of Hamar S Highlands and Islands 39.87 SAC
UK0030174 Keltneyburn S Eastern Scotland 32.04 SAC
UK0019814 Kilhern Moss S South Western Scotland 123.58 SAC
UK0030176 Kinloch and Kyleakin Hills S Highlands and Islands 5275.63 SAC
UK0012759 Kinveachy Forest S Highlands and Islands 2849.8 SAC
UK0030177 Kippenrait Glen S Eastern Scotland 60.86 SAC
UK0019813 Kirkcowan Flow S South Western Scotland 775.19 SAC
UK0030179 Ladder Hills S Highlands and Islands, North Eastern Scotland 4353.61 SAC
UK0030255 Langavat S Highlands and Islands 1471.42 SAC
UK0030181 Ledmore Wood S Highlands and Islands 93.15 SAC
UK0013592 Lendalfoot Hills Complex S South Western Scotland 1308.02 SAC
UK0019815 Lewis Peatlands S Highlands and Islands 27955.02 SAC
UK0012977 Lismore Lochs S Highlands and Islands 107.61 SAC
UK0030183 Little Gruinard River S Highlands and Islands 1167.28 SAC
UK0030188 Loch a' Phuill S Highlands and Islands 152.44 SAC
UK0030189 Loch Achnacloich S Highlands and Islands 20.64 SAC
UK0030190 Loch Creran S Extra-Regio 1226.48 SAC
UK0012750 Loch Etive Woods S Highlands and Islands 2642.59 SAC
UK0030191 Loch Fada S Highlands and Islands 79.96 SAC
UK0030192 Loch Laxford S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 1214.54 SAC
UK0013573 Loch Lomond Woods S Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland 1440.2 SAC
UK0013597 Loch Maree Complex S Highlands and Islands 15753.97 SAC
UK0030209 Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods S Highlands and Islands 1753.04 SAC
UK0017070 Loch nam Madadh S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 2320.9 SAC
UK0030193 Loch of Isbister S Highlands and Islands 105.41 SAC
UK0014749 Loch of Stenness S Highlands and Islands 792.59 SAC
UK0030194 Loch of Wester S Highlands and Islands 68.79 SAC
UK0017074 Loch Roag Lagoons S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 43.14 SAC
UK0030195 Loch Ruthven S Highlands and Islands 200.84 SAC
UK0030196 Loch Ussie S Highlands and Islands 102.29 SAC
UK0012983 Loch Watten S Highlands and Islands 428.33 SAC
UK0017077 Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 2373.01 SAC
UK0030197 Lower Findhorn Woods S Highlands and Islands 177.14 SAC
UK0019978 Lower River Spey - Spey Bay S Highlands and Islands 654.26 SAC
UK0013039 Luce Bay and Sands S Extra-Regio, South Western Scotland 48752.99 SAC
UK0012952 Meall na Samhna S Eastern Scotland 1882.53 SAC
UK0019841 Merrick Kells S South Western Scotland 8730.25 SAC
UK0030204 Methven Moss S Eastern Scotland 83.85 SAC
UK0030206 Mingarry Burn S Highlands and Islands 3.63 SAC
UK0019818 Mochrum Lochs S South Western Scotland 179.16 SAC
UK0030208 Moffat Hills S South Western Scotland 2881.72 SAC
UK0019796 Moidach More S Highlands and Islands 930.19 SAC
UK0019839 Moine Mhor S Highlands and Islands 1149.02 SAC
UK0019820 Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha S Highlands and Islands 412.3 SAC
UK0019816 Mointeach Scadabhaigh S Highlands and Islands 3317.65 SAC
UK0012694 Monach Islands S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 3646.56 SAC
UK0013618 Monadh Mor S Highlands and Islands 252.42 SAC
UK0030210 Monadhliath S Highlands and Islands 10672.34 SAC
UK0012583 Moniack Gorge S Highlands and Islands 32.67 SAC
UK0030215 Moorfoot Hills S Eastern Scotland 8502.01 SAC
UK0019808 Moray Firth S Extra-Regio 151273.99 SAC
UK0012894 Morrone Birkwood S North Eastern Scotland 320.53 SAC
UK0030216 Mortlach Moss S North Eastern Scotland 12.36 SAC
UK0019958 Morven and Mullachdubh S North Eastern Scotland 916.69 SAC
UK0030217 Morvern Woods S Highlands and Islands 1924.86 SAC
UK0013574 Mound Alderwoods S Highlands and Islands 299.52 SAC
UK0012711 Mousa S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 529.74 SAC
UK0019959 Muir of Dinnet S North Eastern Scotland 417.76 SAC
UK0030219 Mull Oakwoods S Highlands and Islands 1405.46 SAC
UK0030220 Mull of Galloway S South Western Scotland 136.93 SAC
UK0030223 Ness Woods S Highlands and Islands 841.38 SAC
UK0030226 North Fetlar S Highlands and Islands 1585.18 SAC
UK0012935 North Harris S Highlands and Islands 13119.9 SAC
UK0012696 North Rona S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 628.53 SAC
UK0019768 North Shotts Moss S South Western Scotland 53.79 SAC
UK0019804 North Uist Machair S Highlands and Islands 3039.34 SAC
UK0017101 Obain Loch Euphoirt S Highlands and Islands 348.28 SAC
UK0013055 Oldshoremore and Sandwood S Highlands and Islands 446.2 SAC
UK0030344 Onich to North Ballachulish Woods S Highlands and Islands 618.49 SAC
UK0030341 Oronsay S Highlands and Islands 340.02 SAC
UK0017069 Papa Stour S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 2072.9 SAC
UK0030313 Peeswit Moss S Eastern Scotland 52.93 SAC
UK0030239 Pitkeathly Mires S Eastern Scotland 60.58 SAC
UK0013619 Pitmaduthy Moss S Highlands and Islands 121.12 SAC
UK0030385 Pobie Bank Reef SO Extra-Regio 96575 SAC
UK0030314 Raeburn Flow S South Western Scotland 64.2 SAC
UK0012870 Rannoch Moor S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 10113.57 SAC
UK0030243 Rassal S Highlands and Islands 1018.89 SAC
UK0019764 Red Moss S South Western Scotland 75.85 SAC
UK0030315 Red Moss of Netherley S North Eastern Scotland 93.17 SAC
UK0019767 Reidside Moss S North Eastern Scotland 86.75 SAC
UK0014729 Rhidorroch Woods S Highlands and Islands 737.75 SAC
UK0030307 Rigg - Bile S Highlands and Islands 499.64 SAC
UK0030247 Rinns of Islay S Highlands and Islands 1085 SAC
UK0030249 River Bladnoch S South Western Scotland 272.6 SAC
UK0012995 River Borgie S Highlands and Islands 33.92 SAC
UK0030251 River Dee S North Eastern Scotland 2334.48 SAC
UK0030254 River Evelix S Highlands and Islands 23.6 SAC
UK0012996 River Kerry S Highlands and Islands 10.91 SAC
UK0012994 River Moidart S Highlands and Islands 16.19 SAC
UK0030259 River Moriston S Highlands and Islands 194.38 SAC
UK0030260 River Naver S Highlands and Islands 1044.15 SAC
UK0030261 River Oykel S Highlands and Islands 921.46 SAC
UK0030262 River South Esk S Eastern Scotland 471.85 SAC
UK0019811 River Spey S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 5759.72 SAC
UK0030312 River Tay S Eastern Scotland, Highlands and Islands 9461.63 SAC
UK0030263 River Teith S Eastern Scotland 1289.33 SAC
UK0030264 River Thurso S Highlands and Islands 348.25 SAC
UK0012691 River Tweed ES Eastern Scotland, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear 3742.65 SAC
UK0019797 Ronas Hill - North Roe S Highlands and Islands 4903.57 SAC
UK0012594 Rum S Highlands and Islands 10839.74 SAC
UK0030069 Sanday S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 10976.97 SAC
UK0013042 Sands of Forvie S North Eastern Scotland 735.48 SAC
UK0030272 Shelforkie Moss S Eastern Scotland 111.34 SAC
UK0030274 Shingle Islands S Eastern Scotland 77.88 SAC
UK0019798 Sligachan Peatlands S Highlands and Islands 1438.28 SAC
UK0030347 Slochd S Highlands and Islands 92.42 SAC
UK0030386 Solan Bank Reef SO Extra-Regio 85593 SAC
UK0013025 Solway Firth ES Cumbria, Extra-Regio, South Western Scotland 43676.16 SAC
UK0012907 Solway Mosses North S South Western Scotland 648.78 SAC
UK0019802 Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 4544.27 SAC
UK0012705 Sound of Barra S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 12507.39 SCI
UK0012713 South Uist Machair S Highlands and Islands 3437.71 SAC
UK0030067 South-East Islay Skerries S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 1500.41 SAC
UK0030281 St Abb's Head to Fast Castle S Eastern Scotland 122.63 SAC
UK0013695 St Kilda S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 25467.57 SAC
UK0012785 Strath S Highlands and Islands 1388.34 SAC
UK0014739 Strathglass Complex S Highlands and Islands 23591.92 SAC
UK0030066 Strathy Point S Highlands and Islands 207 SAC
UK0013589 Stromness Heaths and Coast S Highlands and Islands 638.26 SAC
UK0030273 Sullom Voe S Highlands and Islands 2691.43 SAC
UK0019803 Sunart S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 10230.22 SAC
UK0030286 Tarbert Woods S Highlands and Islands 1576.29 SAC
UK0012682 Taynish and Knapdale Woods S Highlands and Islands 1017.96 SAC
UK0030287 Tayvallich Juniper and Coast S Highlands and Islands 1213.16 SAC
UK0030348 The Maim S North Eastern Scotland 484.37 SAC
UK0017068 The Vadills S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 62.42 SAC
UK0030288 Threepwood Moss S Eastern Scotland 53.18 SAC
UK0019799 Tingon S Highlands and Islands 570.78 SAC
UK0014744 Tiree Machair S Highlands and Islands 789.37 SAC
UK0030340 Tràigh na Berie S Highlands and Islands 153.54 SAC
UK0030289 Treshnish Isles S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 1962.66 SAC
UK0030290 Trossachs Woods S Eastern Scotland 377.5 SAC
UK0012863 Trotternish Ridge S Highlands and Islands 3172.02 SAC
UK0012891 Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows S Eastern Scotland 1584.68 SAC
UK0019800 Turclossie Moss S North Eastern Scotland 61.98 SAC
UK0030240 Turflundie Wood S Eastern Scotland 86.59 SAC
UK0030294 Tynron Juniper Wood S South Western Scotland 6.54 SAC
UK0030297 Upper Nithsdale Woods S South Western Scotland 99.62 SAC
UK0030125 Upper Strathearn Oakwoods S Eastern Scotland 154.82 SAC
UK0030298 Urquhart Bay Wood S Highlands and Islands 46.39 SAC
UK0019765 Waukenwae Moss S South Western Scotland 154.32 SAC
UK0030316 West Fannyside Moss S South Western Scotland 33.57 SAC
UK0013594 Whitlaw and Branxholme S Eastern Scotland 41.3 SAC
UK0012687 Yell Sound Coast S Extra-Regio, Highlands and Islands 1544.44 SAC

Key to site status abbreviations

  • SAC = Special Area of Conservation
  • SCI = Site of Community Importance
  • cSAC = Candidate Special Area of Conservation
  • pSAC = Possible Special Area of Conservation

Site area and location information for pSACs where available, is provisional. Descriptive site details are not available for pSACs.

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