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    Island of Foula Environmental Designations

Foula has 4 environmental designations with appropriate protective legislation:

  • The whole island is covered by a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds under the European Habitats Directive.
  • The whole island is designated by the UK as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its seabird colonies and blanket bog.
  • The whole island carries the UK designation of National Scenic Area.
  • The coastline is covered by a separate Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its rock geomorphology.

Please contact the Ranger Service for more information on Foula and its environmental designations.

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