South Uist Machair


Site overview: This site spans both the sea and the land and includes excellent examples of marine to freshwater habitats. This site also protects the European otter.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


Coordinates

57° 18' 5" North,
7° 23' 33" West

Surface Area

34.32 km2
(13.25 mi.2 )

Perimeter

133.93 km
(83.22 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)

Species

  • Otter (Lutra lutra)

Habitat

  • Annual vegetation of drift lines