Designated Areas Series

Scotland contains some of Europe's most valued natural habitats and species. The 1992 EC Habitats Directive provides an opportunity for these areas to gain international recognition. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has published a series of guides to the designation of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs), explaining how they are selected and outlining the main implications of designation.

St Kilda National Nature Reserve: Designated Areas Series

From Violent Beginnings, An Evolving Story... St Kilda erupted on the scene some 50 to 60 years ago when the Atlantic Ocean began to split apart. This mighty tear in the Earth's crust separated the ancient rocks of Greenland from similar rocks in the Hebrides. A period of violent activity followed, with St Kilda ...more

Beinn Eighe: Britain's First National Nature Reserve: Designated Areas Series

This collaboration between Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Colin Baxter Photography Ltd presents a memorable fusion of pictures and words focusing on Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. SNH commissioned some of Scotland's leading photographers and a prominent environmental author ...more

Beinn Eighe: First Among Equals: Designated Areas Series

Beinn Eighe is one of Britain's best-loved nature reserves and this splendidly illustrated booklet provides a comprehensive introduction to this most memorable of mountains....more

Beinn Eighe: The Mountain Above the Wood - Hardback: Designated Areas Series

In 2001, Beinn Eighe celebrated 50 years as Britain's first national nature reserve. Intertwined with the history of the reserve, which features a host of colourful characters dedicated to the conservation of the mountain, is the story of nature conservation in Britain and of the growth of public ...more

Rum: Kinloch Castle: Designated Areas Series

Kinloch Castle is a Victorian extravagance. This guide explores the lavish interiors of this unique home and its late owners....more

Revival of the Land: Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve - Hardback: Designated Areas Series

'Revival of the Land' by Paul Ramsay charts ten years of innovative deer and forest management on the reserve, where years of grazing turned a forest into wet moorland. It celebrates the successes of the last ten years, and the return of a healthy native forest. Illustrated by leading wildlife and landscape ...more

Revival of the Land: Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve - Paperback: Designated Areas Series

'Revival of the Land' by Paul Ramsay charts ten years of innovative deer and forest management on the reserve, where years of grazing turned a forest into wet moorland. It celebrates the successes of the last ten years, and the return of a healthy native forest. Illustrated by leading wildlife and landscape ...more