Loch an Duin

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Loch an Duin

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    2,621 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    57°38'N 07°08'W
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Loch an Duin. 25/04/90; Scotland; 2,621 ha; 57°38'N 007°09'W. SSSI, Scenic Area. This site is important in the British Isles for its complex system of freshwater, brackish and sea lochs, and tidal channels. It includes part of the northeast coastland of North Uist and some of the adjacent islands and skerries. The comprehensive range of salinities, from freshwater to brackish and saltwater, is reflected in the associated plant and animal communities, which include the northern forms of some seaweeds. The habitat types of the coastland and islands range from moorland to maritime grassland. The site is also important for its geomorphology, as it is one of the best fjardic loch systems in Great Britain. Ramsar site no. 468. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
North Uist / Outer Hebrides

  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)