Lead Contact Details

Name: NatureScot Galashiels Office
Email: southern_scotland@nature.scot
Tel:01896 661 710


Non-Departmental Public Body

Geography Area Covered

Scotland and Scottish waters out to 12 miles

Membership Details

The partnership governance groups this organisation is represented on

Marine Protected Areas

NatureScot operates or has management which influences, the following inshore marine protected areas between Fast Castle Head and the River Tyne:


Management Actions

SNH has the following management measures in place to ensure its functions and regulatory powers are carried out in a manner that achieves the conservation objectives for the inshore marine protected areas in which it operates:

  1. All consents and permissions issued by SHN on European sites are subject to Habitats Regulations Assessment before being issued
  2. Provision of advice to other statutory bodies on protected sites issues to inform Habitats Regulations Assessments
  3. Site condition monitoring of SSSIs, SPAS and SACs
  4. Promotion of the value of the natural environment and designated sites

Data, Information and Mapping

SNH  holds the following data that could be of interest to other partners who are responsible for managing marine areas:

Site Condition Monitoring results for St Abb’s Head  to Fast Castle SPA

Site Condition Monitoring results  for the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC [Scottish section only]