SACs in Scotland

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There are 243 SACs, SCIs or cSACs in Scotland including cross border sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically.


EU Code Name Country Local Authority Centroid Area (ha) Status
UK0030081 Abhainn Clais An Eas and Allt a`Mhuilinn
S
Highland
NC082206
0.9
SAC
UK0030073 Achnahaird
S
Highland
NC016135
21.37
SAC
UK0030218 Airds Moss
S
East Ayrshire
NS613252
1359.33
SAC
UK0030077 Altnaharra
S
Highland
NC578354
68.93
SAC
UK0012762 Amat Woods
S
Highland
NH468902
233.36
SAC
UK0013091 Ardgour Pinewoods
S
Highland
NM960721
1647.32
SAC
UK0012958 Ardmeanach
S
Argyll and Bute
NM433312
374.79
SAC
UK0030079 Ardnamurchan Burns
S
Highland
NM435662
24.98
SAC
UK0030231 Ardvar and Loch a`Mhuilinn Woodlands
S
Highland
NC190331
805.99
SAC
UK0030230 Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan
S
Highland
NG222565
2584.99
SAC
UK0030030 Ballochbuie
S
Aberdeenshire
NO199897
1881.73
SAC
UK0019756 Bankhead Moss, Beith
S
North Ayrshire
NS346505
32.5
SAC
UK0013044 Barry Links
S
Angus
NO538321
789.67
SAC
UK0012957 Beinn a`Ghlo
S
Perth and Kinross
NN959728
8084.76
SAC
UK0030343 Beinn Bhan
S
Highland
NG797446
4181.32
SAC
UK0012897 Beinn Dearg
S
Highland
NH279820
13848.93
SAC
UK0012864 Beinn Iadain and Beinn na h`Uamha
S
Highland
NM679531
524.85
SAC
UK0012951 Ben Alder and Aonach Beag
S
Highland
NN477753
6658.26
SAC
UK0012901 Ben Heasgarnich
S
Perth and Kinross; Stirling
NN399358
2780.01
SAC
UK0012895 Ben Lawers
S
Perth and Kinross
NN633424
5027.59
SAC
UK0012900 Ben Lui
S
Argyll and Bute; Stirling
NN265260
2059.5
SAC
UK0012956 Ben Nevis
S
Highland
NN198705
9317.18
SAC
UK0012950 Ben Wyvis
S
Highland
NH480686
5387.45
SAC
UK0030088 Berriedale and Langwell Waters
S
Highland
ND107238
57.62
SAC
UK0017072 Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast
ES
Northumberland; Scottish Borders
NU206401
65045.5
SAC
UK0019757 Black Loch Moss
S
Falkirk; North Lanarkshire
NS854696
108.42
SAC
UK0012758 Black Wood of Rannoch
S
Perth and Kinross
NN562552
1100.65
SAC
UK0019758 Blawhorn Moss
S
West Lothian
NS885682
109
SAC
UK0030094 Borders Woods
S
Scottish Borders
NT582321
53.23
SAC
UK0019759 Braehead Moss
S
South Lanarkshire
NS959514
122.6
SAC
UK0030099 Broubster Leans
S
Highland
ND038611
172.76
SAC
UK0030101 Buchan Ness to Collieston
S
Aberdeenshire
NK115387
207.52
SAC
UK0030102 Burrow Head
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX453356
244.22
SAC
UK0012821 Caenlochan
S
Aberdeenshire; Angus; Perth and Kinross
NO213767
5204.16
SAC
UK0016412 Cairngorms
S
Aberdeenshire; Highland; Moray
NN995993
57685.02
SAC
UK0013602 Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands
S
Highland
NC866402
143538.7
SAC
UK0030108 Cape Wrath
S
Highland
NC320716
1015.21
SAC
UK0019791 Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan
S
Highland
NH833394
4151.29
SAC
UK0030111 Carsegowan Moss
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX429589
49.49
SAC
UK0030112 Cawdor Wood
S
Highland
NH847487
161.6
SAC
UK0019771 Claish Moss and Kentra Moss
S
Highland
NM719673
1013.78
SAC
UK0013089 Clyde Valley Woods
S
North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire
NS871485
434.66
SAC
UK0019760 Coalburn Moss
S
South Lanarkshire
NS826361
224.32
SAC
UK0019761 Cockinhead Moss
S
North Ayrshire
NS361486
48.4
SAC
UK0030120 Coille Mhór
S
Highland
NG811303
311.23
SAC
UK0019772 Coladoir Bog
S
Argyll and Bute
NM558298
155.46
SAC
UK0014728 Coll Machair
S
Argyll and Bute
NM141538
851.33
SAC
UK0013575 Conon Islands
S
Highland
NH537546
120.11
SAC
UK0030122 Coyles of Muick
S
Aberdeenshire
NO327913
135.16
SAC
UK0012577 Craigengar
S
Scottish Borders; South Lanarkshire; West Lothian
NT075542
37.31
SAC
UK0030123 Craighall Gorge
S
Perth and Kinross
NO174483
53.59
SAC
UK0019762 Cranley Moss
S
South Lanarkshire
NS948474
101.27
SAC
UK0012955 Creag Meagaidh
S
Highland
NN451886
6144.58
SAC
UK0013584 Creag nan Gamhainn
S
Moray
NJ153196
15.75
SAC
UK0019807 Culbin Bar
S
Highland; Moray
NH940613
612.88
SAC
UK0030129 Dam Wood
S
Highland
NH643571
18.98
SAC
UK0030134 Dinnet Oakwood
S
Aberdeenshire
NO464979
19.73
SAC
UK0030136 Dogden Moss
S
Scottish Borders
NT684495
156.73
SAC
UK0019806 Dornoch Firth and Morrich More
S
Highland
NH788863
8700.53
SAC
UK0012942 Drumochter Hills
S
Highland; Perth and Kinross
NN664772
9445.56
SAC
UK0030152 Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires
S
Perth and Kinross
NO176573
469.96
SAC
UK0012638 Dunkeld-Blairgowrie Lochs
S
Perth and Kinross
NO045436
428.09
SAC
UK0012786 Durness
S
Highland
NC390679
1212.74
SAC
UK0019763 Dykeneuk Moss
S
North Ayrshire
NS347471
61.64
SAC
UK0030143 East Caithness Cliffs
S
Highland
ND215331
442.64
SAC
UK0030364 East Mingulay
S
   
11511
SCI
UK0019795 East Mires and Lumbister
S
Shetland Islands
HU492954
620.32
SAC
UK0019773 Eilean na Muice Duibhe
S
Argyll and Bute
NR312383
568.08
SAC
UK0030182 Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór
S
Argyll and Bute
NM888471
1139.62
SAC
UK0019840 Endrick Water
S
Stirling; West Dunbartonshire
NS506873
239.11
SAC
UK0030149 Fair Isle
S
Shetland Islands
HZ264720
561.27
SAC
UK0030342 Fannich Hills
S
Highland
NG217710
9637.96
SAC
UK0017096 Faray and Holm of Faray
S
Orkney Islands
HY529378
785.68
SAC
UK0019774 Feur Lochain
S
Argyll and Bute
NR252693
376.18
SAC
UK0030041 Firth of Lorn
S
Argyll and Bute
NM696089
20975.01
SAC
UK0030311 Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary
S
Angus; City of Dundee; Fife; Perth & Kinross
NO420294
15412.53
SAC
UK0012902 Flanders Mosses
S
Stirling
NS633985
1073.58
SAC
UK0019801 Flow of Dergoals
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX246577
170.18
SAC
UK0013141 Foinaven
S
Highland
NC336495
14845.6
SAC
UK0030153 Galloway Oakwoods
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX383711
355.1
SAC
UK0030356 Garron Point
S
Aberdeenshire
NO890885
15.58
SAC
UK0019775 Glac na Criche
S
Argyll and Bute
NR224709
265.33
SAC
UK0030154 Glen Beasdale
S
Highland
NM721843
507.32
SAC
UK0012959 Glen Coe
S
Highland
NN151543
2966.07
SAC
UK0030155 Glen Creran Woods
S
Argyll and Bute
NN004463
703.88
SAC
UK0030346 Glen Shira
S
Argyll and Bute
NN138158
65.34
SAC
UK0012756 Glen Tanar
S
Aberdeenshire
NO459927
4180.09
SAC
UK0030156 Glenartney Juniper Wood
S
Perth and Kinross
NN763179
101.74
SAC
UK0030159 Green Hill of Strathdon
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ316164
640.77
SAC
UK0019793 Hascosay
S
Shetland Islands
HU554925
164.92
SAC
UK0012576 Hill of Towanreef
S
Aberdeenshire; Moray
NJ428246
1885.92
SAC
UK0012791 Hoy
S
Orkney Islands
ND239975
9499.7
SAC
UK0012787 Inchnadamph
S
Highland
NC269192
1282.91
SAC
UK0019812 Insh Marshes
S
Highland
NH808018
1158.78
SAC
UK0019794 Inverasdale Peatlands
S
Highland
NG783899
1264.57
SAC
UK0013041 Invernaver
S
Highland
NC690615
294.54
SAC
UK0030171 Inverpolly
S
Highland
NC129123
11877.32
SAC
UK0030172 Isle of May
S
Fife
NT644999
356.75
SAC
UK0012815 Keen of Hamar
S
Shetland Islands
HP645098
39.9
SAC
UK0030174 Keltneyburn
S
Perth and Kinross
NN780504
31.73
SAC
UK0019814 Kilhern Moss
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX201630
123.83
SAC
UK0030176 Kinloch and Kyleakin Hills
S
Highland
NG749201
5266.96
SAC
UK0012759 Kinveachy Forest
S
Highland
NH853179
2849.36
SAC
UK0030177 Kippenrait Glen
S
Stirling
NS791997
61.56
SAC
UK0019813 Kirkcowan Flow
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX250710
777.57
SAC
UK0030179 Ladder Hills
S
Aberdeenshire; Moray
NJ246147
4357.94
SAC
UK0030255 Langavat
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NB201203
1459.64
SAC
UK0030181 Ledmore Wood
S
Highland
NH666895
93.37
SAC
UK0013592 Lendalfoot Hills Complex
S
South Ayrshire
NX162924
1309.71
SAC
UK0019815 Lewis Peatlands
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NB456490
27945.59
SAC
UK0012977 Lismore Lochs
S
Argyll and Bute
NM828396
108
SAC
UK0030183 Little Gruinard River
S
Highland
NG953795
1177.98
SAC
UK0030188 Loch a`Phuill
S
Argyll and Bute
NL957418
151.17
SAC
UK0030189 Loch Achnacloich
S
Highland
NH665737
20.09
SAC
UK0030190 Loch Creran
S
Argyll and Bute
NM945428
1226.39
SAC
UK0012750 Loch Etive Woods
S
Argyll and Bute; Highland
NN040360
2639.54
SAC
UK0030191 Loch Fada
S
Argyll and Bute
NR382958
80.34
SAC
UK0030192 Loch Laxford
S
Highland
NC198501
1221.33
SAC
UK0013573 Loch Lomond Woods
S
Argyll and Bute; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire
NN338040
1454.33
SAC
UK0013597 Loch Maree Complex
S
Highland
NG972625
15734.92
SAC
UK0030209 Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods
S
Highland
NM823743
1756.77
SAC
UK0017070 Loch nam Madadh
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF924703
2320.38
SAC
UK0030193 Loch of Isbister
S
Orkney Islands
HY255237
105
SAC
UK0014749 Loch of Stenness
S
Orkney Islands
HY282127
791.87
SAC
UK0030194 Loch of Wester
S
Highland
ND322596
69.66
SAC
UK0017074 Loch Roag Lagoons
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NB139375
43.62
SAC
UK0030195 Loch Ruthven
S
Highland
NH628291
201.15
SAC
UK0030196 Loch Ussie
S
Highland
NH505566
102.62
SAC
UK0012983 Loch Watten
S
Highland
ND226562
428.35
SAC
UK0017077 Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs
S
Highland
NG845261
2380.86
SAC
UK0030197 Lower Findhorn Woods
S
Moray
NJ003523
181.43
SAC
UK0019978 Lower River Spey - Spey Bay
S
Moray
NJ334650
652.6
SAC
UK0013039 Luce Bay and Sands
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX223434
48759.28
SAC
UK0012952 Meall na Samhna
S
Stirling
NN481329
1883.03
SAC
UK0019841 Merrick Kells
S
Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; South Ayrshire
NX441848
8698.3
SAC
UK0030204 Methven Moss
S
Perth and Kinross
NO011233
83.7
SAC
UK0030206 Mingarry Burn
S
Argyll and Bute
NM436544
4.25
SAC
UK0019818 Mochrum Lochs
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX298537
178.99
SAC
UK0030208 Moffat Hills
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NT156135
2891.92
SAC
UK0019796 Moidach More
S
Highland; Moray
NJ035412
929.05
SAC
UK0019839 Mòine Mhór
S
Argyll and Bute
NR812934
1150.41
SAC
UK0019820 Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha
S
Highland
NG673206
410.07
SAC
UK0019816 Mointeach Scadabhaigh
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF849686
3320.06
SAC
UK0012694 Monach Islands
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF644622
3646.58
SAC
UK0013618 Monadh Mor
S
Highland
NH582537
251.79
SAC
UK0030210 Monadhliath
S
Highland
NH623017
10671.11
SAC
UK0012583 Moniack Gorge
S
Highland
NH559425
32.16
SAC
UK0030215 Moorfoot Hills
S
Scottish Borders
NT361464
8498.99
SAC
UK0019808 Moray Firth
S
Highland; Moray
NH976821
151347.17
SAC
UK0012894 Morrone Birkwood
S
Aberdeenshire
NO134901
318.4
SAC
UK0030216 Mortlach Moss
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ502449
12.02
SAC
UK0019958 Morven and Mullachdubh
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ349043
916.76
SAC
UK0030217 Morvern Woods
S
Highland
NM759423
1927.49
SAC
UK0013574 Mound Alderwoods
S
Highland
NH763991
297.33
SAC
UK0012711 Mousa
S
Shetland Islands
HU462241
530.6
SAC
UK0019959 Muir of Dinnet
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ459015
415.76
SAC
UK0030219 Mull Oakwoods
S
Argyll and Bute
NM730298
1401.89
SAC
UK0030220 Mull of Galloway
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX129313
136.39
SAC
UK0030223 Ness Woods
S
Highland
NH434142
847.12
SAC
UK0030226 North Fetlar
S
Shetland Islands
HU626931
1581.93
SAC
UK0012935 North Harris
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NB072110
13132.01
SAC
UK0012696 North Rona
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
HW811327
628.53
SAC
UK0019768 North Shotts Moss
S
North Lanarkshire
NS874612
53.36
SAC
UK0019804 North Uist Machair
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF781620
3048.54
SAC
UK0017101 Obain Loch Euphoirt
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF894614
348.59
SAC
UK0013055 Oldshoremore and Sandwood
S
Highland
NC193591
443.73
SAC
UK0030344 Onich to North Ballachulish Woods
S
Highland
NN042619
619.06
SAC
UK0030341 Oronsay
S
Argyll and Bute
NR350880
340.07
SAC
UK0017069 Papa Stour
S
Shetland Islands
HU170610
2076.69
SAC
UK0030313 Peeswit Moss
S
Midlothian
NT288550
52.98
SAC
UK0030239 Pitkeathly Mires
S
Perth and Kinross
NO107143
61.49
SAC
UK0013619 Pitmaduthy Moss
S
Highland
NH781778
121.78
SAC
UK0030385 Pobie Bank Reef
SO
   
96575
SCI
UK0030314 Raeburn Flow
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NY295717
63.96
SAC
UK0012870 Rannoch Moor
S
Argyll and Bute; Highland; Perth and Kinross
NN348519
10102.96
SAC
UK0030243 Rassal
S
Highland
NG869441
1017.19
SAC
UK0019764 Red Moss
S
South Lanarkshire
NS874264
75.86
SAC
UK0030315 Red Moss of Netherley
S
Aberdeenshire
NO860940
92.53
SAC
UK0019767 Reidside Moss
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ602568
87.17
SAC
UK0014729 Rhidorroch Woods
S
Highland
NH242941
740.67
SAC
UK0030307 Rigg - Bile
S
Highland
NG515488
500.89
SAC
UK0030247 Rinns of Islay
S
Argyll and Bute
NR230611
1149.7
SAC
UK0030249 River Bladnoch
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX347604
300.02
SAC
UK0012995 River Borgie
S
Highland
NC666582
32.72
SAC
UK0030251 River Dee
S
Aberdeenshire
NO493981
2446.82
SAC
UK0030254 River Evelix
S
Highland
NH744915
20.17
SAC
UK0012996 River Kerry
S
Highland
NG824718
10.08
SAC
UK0012994 River Moidart
S
Highland
NM730717
15.69
SAC
UK0030259 River Moriston
S
Highland
NH297125
194.53
SAC
UK0030260 River Naver
S
Highland
ND629375
1066.66
SAC
UK0030261 River Oykel
S
Highland
NH494999
960.42
SAC
UK0030262 River South Esk
S
Angus
NO450567
478.62
SAC
UK0019811 River Spey
S
Highland; Moray; Perthshire
NJ095319
5729.48
SAC
UK0030312 River Tay
S
Angus; Argyll and Bute; Perth & Kinross; Stirling
NN818481
9497.72
SAC
UK0030263 River Teith
S
Stirling
NN584126
1312.4
SAC
UK0030264 River Thurso
S
Highland
ND142490
355.58
SAC
UK0012691 River Tweed
ES
Northumberland; Scottish Borders
NT503338
3795.88
SAC
UK0019797 Ronas Hill - North Roe
S
Shetland Islands
HU320852
4900.9
SAC
UK0012594 Rum
S
Highland
NM369982
10835.33
SAC
UK0030069 Sanday
S
Orkney Islands
HY715442
10971.65
SAC
UK0013042 Sands of Forvie
S
Aberdeenshire
NK020270
734.05
SAC
UK0030272 Shelforkie Moss
S
Perth and Kinross
NN859098
111.37
SAC
UK0030274 Shingle Islands
S
Perth and Kinross
NN980512
77.9
SAC
UK0019798 Sligachan Peatlands
S
Highland
NG485284
1440.91
SAC
UK0030347 Slochd
S
Highland
NH821270
91.78
SAC
UK0030386 Solan Bank Reef
SO
   
85593
SCI
UK0013025 Solway Firth
ES
Cumbria; Dumfries and Galloway
NY144648
43636.72
SAC
UK0012907 Solway Mosses North
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NY203597
652.6
SAC
UK0019802 Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh)
S
Highland
NM638753
4556.65
SAC
UK0012705 Sound of Barra
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF756086
12507.46
Candidate
UK0012713 South Uist Machair
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF790374
3432.65
SAC
UK0030067 South-East Islay Skerries
S
Argyll and Bute
NR446474
1498.3
SAC
UK0030281 St Abb`s Head to Fast Castle
S
Scottish Borders
NT878696
127.52
SAC
UK0013695 St Kilda
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NF093995
25467.58
SAC
UK0012785 Strath
S
Highland
NG611290
1386.58
SAC
UK0014739 Strathglass Complex
S
Highland
NH185314
23583.93
SAC
UK0030066 Strathy Point
S
Highland
NC816688
203.58
SAC
UK0013589 Stromness Heaths and Coast
S
Orkney Islands
HY225133
635.78
SAC
UK0030273 Sullom Voe
S
Shetland Islands
HU380757
2698.55
SAC
UK0019803 Sunart
S
Highland
NM665605
10246.72
SAC
UK0030286 Tarbert Woods
S
Argyll and Bute
NR759602
1595.97
SAC
UK0012682 Taynish and Knapdale Woods
S
Argyll and Bute
NR785887
966.27
SAC
UK0030287 Tayvallich Juniper and Coast
S
Argyll and Bute
NR712825
1213.47
SAC
UK0030348 The Maim
S
Aberdeenshire
NO268977
484.58
SAC
UK0017068 The Vadills
S
Shetland Islands
HU339556
62.43
SAC
UK0030288 Threepwood Moss
S
Scottish Borders
NT518427
53.29
SAC
UK0019799 Tingon
S
Shetland Islands
HU256833
569.3
SAC
UK0014744 Tiree Machair
S
Argyll and Bute
NL972475
785.46
SAC
UK0030340 Tràigh na Berie
S
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar
NB107356
153.75
SAC
UK0030289 Treshnish Isles
S
Argyll and Bute
NM289429
1962.66
SAC
UK0030290 Trossachs Woods
S
Stirling
NN500075
374.95
SAC
UK0012863 Trotternish Ridge
S
Highland
NG469608
3170.15
SAC
UK0012891 Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows
S
Perth and Kinross
NN859639
1583.05
SAC
UK0019800 Turclossie Moss
S
Aberdeenshire
NJ885575
62.77
SAC
UK0030240 Turflundie Wood
S
Fife; Perth and Kinross
NO196142
86.36
SAC
UK0030294 Tynron Juniper Wood
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NX827926
6.67
SAC
UK0030297 Upper Nithsdale Woods
S
Dumfries and Galloway
NS817086
98.38
SAC
UK0030125 Upper Strathearn Oakwoods
S
Perth and Kinross
NN847184
152.48
SAC
UK0030298 Urquhart Bay Wood
S
Highland
NH530296
46.03
SAC
UK0019765 Waukenwae Moss
S
South Lanarkshire
NS683509
155.49
SAC
UK0030316 West Fannyside Moss
S
North Lanarkshire
NS801730
33.83
SAC
UK0013594 Whitlaw and Branxholme
S
Scottish Borders
NT499288
40.71
SAC
UK0012687 Yell Sound Coast
S
Shetland Islands
HU467755
1540.55
SAC

Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public access.


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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