Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan

Site overview: This site is made up of a series of skerries, islets, undisturbed mainland shores and offshore islands in north-west Skye. They are home to a breeding colony of Harbour seals and common seals.

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


57° 31' 33" North,
6° 35' 58" West

Surface Area

25.81 km2
(9.97 mi.2 )


88.56 km
(55.03 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Common seal (Phoca vitulina)