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Protected area notices

News about formal changes and proposals to Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Natura sites and National Nature Reserves.

We may also publish the notices we post here on the Tell Me Scotland website. You can sign up to receive Tell Me Scotland email alerts whenever notices are published that will affect the area where you live or work.

We must publish a notice in a local newspaper (and by any other suitable means) whenever we:

  • notify a new Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • de-notify all or part of an existing SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest notices

No current notices.

National Nature Reserve notices

Scottish Natural Heritage declared Glencoe and Mar lodge Estate as new National Nature Reserves (NNRs) on 21 August 2017.

Both new NNRs are owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Natura site notices

No current notices.