The Scottish Government’s MPA proposal for this site has been delayed. Save Scottish Seas campaign members urge the Scottish Government to commit to extending the MPA network to properly protect vulnerable species and nationally important populations currently excluded from the proposals.
Formal advice was provided in 2014 by SNH for the designation of this MPA, along with the Sea of Hebrides MPA proposal, Shiant East Bank MPA proposal and Southern Trench MPA proposal.
This site has been proposed for the protection of iconic Risso’s dolphin, as well as sandeels and several geodiversity features.
Check out our news-blog to find out more about why the designation of this MPA is urgently needed.