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
Designated
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


Coordinates

56° 14' 5" North,
7° 54' 28" West

Surface Area

817.91 km2
(315.80 mi.2 )

Perimeter

201.60 km
(125.27 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Reefs
  • Reefs (Annex I habitat)