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IPA Factsheet - North Coast of Scotland
Site code
CountryUnited Kingdom
Administrative regionScotland North Highland
Central co-ordinates58o 36' N / 4o 53' W map
Altitude0 - 100

 Site Description

 Botanical Significance Noted for vascular plants, habitat and bryophytes interest.

 General Habitat Description

Land use

Land use% CoverLevel

Threatened Species

Species NameIPA Assess.Species Assess.AbundanceData qualityCriteria
Euphrasia anglica20072007unknownunknownA(iv)

Botanical Richness

EUNIS level 2 code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.% of indicator speciesNo. SpeciesNational BiotopeData qualityCriteria
B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats2007200700unknownB
B3 Rock cliffs, ledges & shores, including the supralittoral2007200700unknownB

Threatened Habitats

IPA Habitat code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.AreaData qualityCriteria
21A0* Machair (* in Ireland)201620160unknownCi
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands200720070unknownCii
2130* Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation (grey dunes)*200720070unknownCi
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp.200720070unknownCii
8240* Limestone pavements*200720070unknownCi
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths200720070unknownCii
2150* Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea)*200720070unknownCi
2250* Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp.*200720070unknownCi
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp. argentea (Salicion arenariea)200720070unknownCii
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic coasts200720070unknownCii


DesignationProtected Area NameRelationship with IPAOverlap with IPA
Site of Special Scientific InterestSheigra - Oldshore Moreprotected area overlaps with IPA250
Site of Special Scientific InterestCape Wrathprotected area overlaps with IPA1001
Site of Special Scientific InterestDurnessprotected area overlaps with IPA1128
Site of Special Scientific InterestInvernaver protected area overlaps with IPA279
Site of Special Scientific InterestStrathy Coastprotected area overlaps with IPA136


TypeDescriptionYear startedYear finishes
Species Management PlanEuphrasia



 Conservation Issues

Contact Information

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