St Abb's Head to Fast Castle


Site overview: This site is on the coast of Berwickshire in south-east Scotland. It is a 10 km stretch of cliffs which in places reaches over 150 m in height. Large numbers of breeding seabirds live here, especially auks and gulls, which feed outside the site in surrounding marine areas, as well as further away in the North Sea.


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

55° 55' 30" North,
2° 11' 0" West

Surface Area

17.38 km2
(6.71 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets

Species

  • Razorbill (Alca torda) (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)
  • European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Herring gull (Larus argentatus) (Regularly occurring migratory species)