GFF-0437 East Devon Pebblebed Heaths SAC -Pebblebed Heaths NNR
GFF-0438 Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens SAC – Blo’ Norton and Thelnetham Fen SSSI
GFF-0439 Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens SAC – Weston Fen SSSI
GFF-0440 Chartley Moss NNR
GFF-0162 Is renamed to Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens SAC – Redgrave and Lopham Fen NNR/RAMSAR. A further two new references , GFF 0438/9 have been created for SSSIs which form geographically separate parts of the SAC.
We have completed the process of working through the GMFF Directory, to ensure all Scottish National Scenic Areas (NSAs) are allocated a reference, in some cases existing reference names have been amended to make clear when they include the NSA. There are 40 NSAs in all covering 13% of Scotland’s land mass, so completing this work provides more opportunities for getting out and operating in Scotland’s beautiful countryside.
The following new areas have been allocated a reference:
GMFF-0116 Assynt – Coigach NSA
GMFF -0117 Fleet Valley NSA
GMFF-0118 Eildon and Leaderfoot NSA
GMFF-0119 Kintail NSA
GMFF-0120 Knapdale NSA
GMFF-0121 Shetland NSA
GMFF-0122 Knoydart NSA
GMFF-0123 Kyle of Tongue NSA
GMFF-0124 Kyles of Bute NSA
GMFF-0125 Loch na Keal, Isle of Mull NSA
GMFF-0126 Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon NSA
GMFF-0127 Loch Sheil NSA
GMFF-0128 Loch Tummel NSA
GMFF-0129 Lynn of Lorn NSA
GMFF-0130 Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan NSA
GMFF-0131 North-West Sutherland NSA
GMFF-0132 River Earn (Comrie to St Fillans) NSA
GMFF-0133 River Tay (Dunkeld) NSA
GMFF-0134 Scarba, Lunga and the Garvellachs NSA
GMFF-0135 Trotternish NSA
GMFF-0136 Upper Tweedale NSA
GMFF-0137 The Small Isles NSA
GMFF-0138 Glen Affric NSA
GMFF-0139 Glen Strathfarrar NSA
GMFF-0140 Nith Estuary NSA
GMFF-0141 East Stewartry Coast NSA
GMFF-0142 Dornoch Firth NSA
Changes also made to:
GMFF-0001 Cairngorms National Park – name changed to Cairngorms NP and NSA to reflect inclusion of the Cairngorms Mountains NSA
GMFF-0002 Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and NSAs name changed to reflect inclusion of the 2 NSAs within the Park Boundary
GMFF -0061 St Kilda NSA, NNR and WHS name changed reflect inclusion of the NS
GMFF-0107 Cuillins SPA becomes Cuillans SPA- Cuillin Hills NSA (Isle of Skye) to reflect inclusion of NSA
We have been approached about adding Llanelli Wetland Centre (owned and managed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust). At first glance this was declined, as the site is not designated, according to our policy.
GFF-0110: The Lower Derwent Valley NNR boundaries have been adjusted, in accordance with Natural England’s announcement. Note: the reference boundaries are unchanged, as it is all within the SPA/SAC/RAMSAR designated area.
GFF-0145: The Ribble and Alt Estuaries NNR boundaries have been adjusted, in accordance with Natural England’s announcement. As part of this, the contiguous Hesketh Out Marsh RSPB has been extended and designated as part of the NNR.
GFF-0150: The Marshside RSPB has become designated as part of the Ribble and Alt Estuaries NNR (see GFF-0145) – it will retain its separate reference.
GFF-0372: has been renamed as Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses NNR – Walton Moss SAC, in accordance with Natural England’s announcement. The reference covers the whole of Walton Moss SAC, so the extension of the NNR within the SAC have no direct affect. The designation of Bolton Fell Moss SAC as an NNR is reflected in GFF-0425.
Where boundaries have changed, activators must ensure that their activation position is still within the designated areas!