Inner Hebrides and the Minches

Site overview:

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Candidate Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
Sites which have been submitted to the European Commission by Government, but not yet formally adopted by the Commission, are referred to as candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSACs).


57° 12' 2" North,
6° 14' 54" West

Surface Area

13,802.49 km2
(5,329.17 mi.2 )


4,644.53 km
(2,885.97 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)