Sullom Voe

Site overview: This site is in the Shetland Isles and is made up of large, shallow inlets and bays. Sea cucumbers live here amongst mussel beds.

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


60° 27' 36" North,
1° 18' 40" West

Surface Area

27.01 km2
(10.43 mi.2 )


71.36 km
(44.34 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs
  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)
  • Shallow inlets and bays (Large shallow inlets and bays)