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Inshore MPA/SAC Management - Conservation Orders

This page serves as notice under section 87 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 that Scottish Ministers intend to make three Marine Conservation Orders, under section 85(1) of said Act.

  • Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA (including Firth of Lorn SAC but not Loch Sunart MPA/SAC)
  • Small Isles MPA
  • Wester Ross MPA

The purpose of the Orders is to further the conservation objectives of the respective protected areas.

In accordance with section 87 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, a copy of the relevant Order can be downloaded or inspected at:

Scottish Government
1A South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Please email Marine_Conservation@gov.scot in order to make arrangements if you would like to inspect the Order in person.

Under section 87(7)(c) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, Scottish Ministers hereby give any person the opportunity to make a written representation to them.

Please send your representation by email to Marine_Conservation@gov.scot  or by post to:

Scottish Government
1A South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Representations must be received by no later than 2359 hours on 18 January 2016. As this is the second period for these sites no further consideration will be given to representations which repeat previously stated positions.

Management details for the other Phase 1 sites can been seen on the Inshore MPA and SAC management - Phase 1 - 2014 page.

Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA

Downloadable documents:

Title:Inshore MPA/SAC Management - Conservation Orders
Description:Details of the Marine Conservation Orders that will be used to implement management at 3 inshore MPA/SAC sites and accompanying Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments (BRIAs).
File:Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA MCO [PDF, 231.1 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA BRIA [PDF, 229.1 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Map of measures [PNG, 3970.4 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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File:Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura - Comparison map [PNG, 7592.1 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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Small Isle MPA MCO and BRIA

Downloadable documents:

Title:Inshore MPA/SAC Management - Conservation Orders
Description:Details of the Marine Conservation Orders that will be used to implement management at 3 inshore MPA/SAC sites and accompanying Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments (BRIAs).
File:Small Isles MPA MCO [PDF, 201.5 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Small Isles MPA BRIA [PDF, 224.9 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Small Isles map of measures [PNG, 1611.3 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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File:Small Isles - comparison map [PNG, 3070.4 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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Wester Ross MPA MCO and BRIA

Downloadable documents:

Title:Inshore MPA/SAC Management - Conservation Orders
Description:Details of the Marine Conservation Orders that will be used to implement management at 3 inshore MPA/SAC sites and accompanying Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments (BRIAs).
File:Wester Ross MPA MCO [PDF, 207.9 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Wester Ross MPA BRIA [PDF, 225.1 kb: 17 Dec 2015]
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File:Wester Ross map of measures [PNG, 2100.7 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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File:Wester Ross - Comparison map [PNG, 4050.6 kb: 18 Dec 2015]
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