HC Deb 16 June 1993 vol 226 cc585-7W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, by habitat category, sites which in the opinion of Scottish Natural Heritage qualify for designation as special protection areas under the EC directive on the conservation of wild birds (79/409/EEC); which of these are awaiting designation; and if he will indicate a timetable for their designation.

Sir Hector Monro

[holding answer 8 June 1993]: The information is set out in the table. The sites have not been selected by reference to any habitat category but to their ornithological importance. The Government are working closely with Scottish Natural Heritage with a view to accelerating the rate of designation of special protection areas and to completing the designation programme as soon as possible.

List of sites which in the opinion of Scottish Natural Heritage qualify for special protection area status
Site Local Authority
North Rona and Sula Sgeir Western Isles
Flannan Isles Western Isles1
St. Kilda Western Isles1
Shiant Isles Western Isles1
West Sound of Harris Western Isles
Monach Islands Western Isles
Loch Druidibeg/Loch a' Machair Western Isles1
South Uist Machair and Lochs Western Isles
West Sound of Barra Western Isles
Mingulay and Berneray Western Isles
Pentland Firth Islands Highland
The Peatlands Highland
Caithness Lochs Highland
Caithness Cliffs Highland
Cape Wrath Highland
Handa Highland1
Priest Island Highland1
Rum Highland1
Balranald Western Isles
Baleshare and Kirkibost Western Isles
Loch Scadavay Western Isles
Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and Nearby Lochs Highland
Loch Maree Highland
Loch Ruthven and Nearby Lochs Highland
Central Highland Hills and Glens Highland
Lewis Peatlands Western Isles
North Harris Mountains Western Isles
Assynt Lochs Highland
Loch Stack, Loch Nam Brac and Nearby Lochs Highland
Loch Shin and Nearby Lochs Highland
Loch Eye Highland1
Moray Basin Firths and Bays Grampian
Beinn Dearg Highland
Ben Wyvis Highland
Site Local Authority
Glangarry Lochs Highland
Loch Tarff and Nearby Lochs Highland
North Inverness Lochs Highland
Hermaness and Saxa Vord, Unst Shetland
Ramna Stacks and Gruney Shetland
Fetlar Shetland
North Roe and Tingon, Mainland Shetland Shetland
Papa Stour Shetland
Foula Shetland
Noss Shetland
Fair Isle Shetland
West Westray Orkney
Papa Westray (North Hill and Holm) Orkney
Marwick Head Orkney
Lochs of Harray and Stenness Orkney
Hoy Orkney
Copinsay Orkney
Sule Skerry and Stack Orkney
Loch Spynie Grampian1
Loch of Strathbeg Grampian
Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Lochs Grampian
River Spey-Insh Marshes Highland
Cairngorms Highland
Loch of Skene Grampian1
Fowlsheugh Grampian1
Lochnagar Grampian
Drumochter Hills Highland
West Mainland Moors Orkney
North Mainland Coast Orkney
South Westray Coast Orkney
East Sanday Orkney
Croussa Field and the Heogs Shetland
Mousa Shetland
Rousay (part) Orkney
North Ronaldsay Coast Orkney
Southeastern Stronsay Orkney
Eday Orkney
Troup, Pennan and Lion Heads Grampian
St. Cyrus Grampian
Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast Grampian
Sumburgh Head Shetland
Monadhliath Highland
Alvie Highland
Ben Alder Highland
Abernethy Forest Highland1
Kinveachy Highland
Creag Meagaidh Highland
Lochs of Spiggie and Brow Shetland
Mill Dam, Shapinsay Orkney
Rosehearty to Fraserburgh Coast Grampian
Orphir and Stenness Hills Orkney
Keelylang Orkney
Loch of Isbister Orkney
Blackpark and Gutcher, Yell Shetland
Loch Oire Grampian
Loch Vaa Highland
Glen Tanar Grampian
Muir of Dinnet Grampian
Moorland Areas, Central Shetland Shetland
West Burrafirth, Shetland Shetland
Hill of Colvadale and Sobul Shetland
An Socach-Carn a Gheoidh Grampian
Loch Lomond Strathclyde
Tiree and Coll Strathclyde
Treshnish Isles Strathclyde
Gruinart Flats, Islay Strathclyde1
Bridgend Flats, Islay Strathclyde1
Laggan Peninsula, Islay Strathclyde1
Eilean na Muice Duibhe, Islay Strathclyde1
Glac na Criche, Islay Strathclyde1
Feur Lochain, Islay Strathclyde1
Rhinns of Islay Strathclyde
Islay; the Oa Strathclyde
Inner Clyde Estuary Strathclyde
Site Local Authority
Rhunahaorine Point Strathclyde
Machrihanish and Tangy Loch Strathclyde
Ailsa Craig Strathclyde1
Loch Ken and Dee Marshes Dumfries and Galloway1
Lochinch and Torrs Warren Dumfries and Galloway
Wigtown Bay Dumfries and Galloway
North Colonsay and Western Cliffs Strathclyde
Sanda Strathclyde
Castle Loch Lochmaben Dumfries and Galloway
Caenlochan Tayside
Montrose Basin Tayside
Loch of Kinnordy Tayside
Loch of Lintrathen Tayside1
Tay-Isla Valley Tayside
Loch Leven Tayside
Firth of Tay Tayside
Cameron Reservoir Fife
Eden Estuary, Tentsmuir Point and Abertay Sands Fife
Forth Islands Lothian1
Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith Central
Gladhouse Reservoir Lothian1
Fala Flow Lothian
Westwater Borders
St. Abb's Head to Fast Castle Borders
Greenlaw Moor and Hule Moss Borders
Hoselaw Loch Borders1
South Tayside Goose Roosts Tayside1
Firth of Forth Lothian
Upper Solway Flats and Marches Dumfries and Galloway1
1 Indicates designated site.