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 half a million people have voiced their support for ‘marine protected area’ designation in the UK through our campaigns
An area over 9 times the size of Wales is now in marine protected areas in the UK, but less than 1% is considered by MCS scientists to be well managed
To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’