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Site overview: This site is on the east coast of the island of Bressay, to the east of mainland Shetland in northern Scotland. The sandstone cliffs here form ledges suitable for nesting seabirds and the site supports large numbers of auks, gulls and Gannets.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union



Coordinates

60° 8' 32" North,
1° 0' 38" West

Surface Area

33.41 km2
(12.90 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets

Species

  • Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (Regularly occurring migratory species)

Assemblage

  • Seabird assemblage

Species

  • Common guillemot (Uria aalge) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Great skua (Stercorarius skua) (Regularly occurring migratory species)