Stanton Banks SAC
Stanton Banks are a series of granite rises south of the Outer Hebrides, approximately 124km west of the UK mainland. On the slopes, featherstars and dead man’s fingers are abundant.
MPA TypeSpecial Area of Conservation
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).
Designation date1 August 2008
Surface Area817.86 km2 (315.78 mi.2)
Perimeter201.55 km (125.24 mi.)
Did you know?…
Over 170 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum signed up to our Marine Charter calling for a network of ‘marine protected areas’ in UK Seas
To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’
Over 500,000 records on undersea habitats and species have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers providing significant evidence for inshore ‘marine protected areas’