East Mingulay

Site overview: This site is in place to protect the reefs that are found here. Nine reef areas have been identified. These are formed from cold-water coral, and the site is one of the only known areas with extensive cold-water coral reefs within UK. Surveys here have identified over 400 species, including a sponge which was new to science.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Site of Community Importance
MPA Purpose
Sites which have been adopted by the EC, but not yet formally designated by governments of Member States are known as Sites of Community Importance (SCIs)


56° 47' 20" North,
7° 24' 21" West

Surface Area

114.90 km2
(44.36 mi.2 )


44.59 km
(27.70 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs