North Shotts Moss

Site details

UK map showing location of North Shotts Moss Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of North Shotts Moss 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

7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature
Two now separate but previously linked bogs form this site in the central belt of Scotland. Hassockrigg Moss supports areas of pronounced surface patterning with extensive Sphagnum carpets, including locally frequent S. magellanicum. Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos occurs occasionally. A small area of lagg fen lies around the edge of the bog. The adjacent North Shotts Moss supports a high diversity of Sphagnum species with further areas of ridge and hollow patterning on the mire expanse and lagg fen occurring at the margins.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.


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