Stanton Banks

Site overview: 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.

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° 14' 5" North,
7° 54' 28" West

Surface Area

817.91 km2
(315.80 mi.2 )


201.60 km
(125.27 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs
  • Reefs (Annex I habitat)