Site Overview

The Outer Firth of Forth and St Andrews Bay Complex SPA was designated on the 3rd December 2020 and covers an area of 272068 ha stretching between St Abbs Head and Abroath. The majority of the site lies outside of the area covered by the Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership.

The SPA protects a range of breeding and wintering seabirds. Full details of the site can be found HERE

Boundary Map and available GIS data

A boundary map for the SPA can be found HERE

Conservation Objectives

Draft Conservation Objectives for the site are available HERE

Organisations with responsibility for MPA

Marine Scotland

National Trust for Scotland


Scottish Borders Council


St Abbs Harbour