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Evening light on the sand dunes at Sands of Forvie NNR, Aberdeenshire. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Scotland's National Nature Reserves

National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are truly inspiring places where you can experience the incredible sights and sounds of our natural world. You’ll find NNRs across Scotland, and they’re open to everyone to visit and enjoy.

Trails and information displays, and perhaps a visitor centre or wildlife watching hide, will help you to discover what makes a particular NNR special.

Find out about SNH managed NNRs in the section below.

Or find out about all of Scotland's NNRs on the Scotland's National Nature Reserves website.

Donate to support our NNRs

Explore all of Scotland's other NNR's on the Scotland’s National Nature Reserves website