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East Caithness Cliffs NCMPA

Protecting black guillemots and their nearshore feeding grounds is the aim of East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation MPA.

Used by over 1500 breeding black guillemots, the East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation MPA is the most important area on Scotland's east coast for this charismatic seabird. This NCMPA extends 2km out to sea and stretches up Scotland’s north-east coast from Helmsdale to Wick.

Conservation objectives

Conserve the protected features of the East Caithness Cliffs NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity: black guillemot

Downloads

East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

East Caithness Cliffs Marine Protected Area: The black guillemot’s east coast stronghold

East Caithness Cliffs MPA boundary map

East Caithness Cliffs MPA: Data confidence assessment

East Caithness Cliffs MPA: Assessment against the MPA Selection Guidelines

East Caithness Cliffs MPA: Management options

Contact

Email: mpa@nature.scot