Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mor

Site overview: The island of Lismore on the west coast of Scotland provides a sheltered and enclosed site for the Harbour seal. This site is made up of five groups of small offshore islands and skerries, which are extensively used as haul-out sites by the seal colony.

Designation Status
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


56° 31' 25" North,
5° 29' 32" West

Surface Area

11.39 km2
(4.40 mi.2 )


49.80 km
(30.94 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Common seal (Phoca vitulina)