Craigengar

Site details

UK map showing location of Craigengar Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Craigengar SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

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

4030 European dry heaths
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe)  * Priority feature

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

1528 Marsh saxifrage  Saxifraga hirculus
Craigengar in the Pentland Hills contains the largest population of marsh saxifrage Saxifraga hirculus in Scotland. It is the largest single colony outside the North Pennines, supporting, in 1999, an estimated 9,666 plants in base-rich flushes in an area of upland heather moorland.

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

Not applicable.


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