The Monach Isles are an island group west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and are an important breeding area for black guillemots. An estimated 820 breeding birds are present within the MPA, approximately 2.2% of the British population.
The MPA overlaps and builds on the Monach Isles Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for dunes, machair and grey seal. The islands are also an SPA for breeding birds including common tern, little tern and Greenland barnacle goose.
The current conservation objective is to conserve the protected features of this MPA.
More detail on the designation is available from the SNH website.
The final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment for this MPA is available to view.