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The largest and most intact area of blanket bog in Scotland, lying across Caithness and Sutherland. Human activities include commercial peat extraction. The IBA is of outstanding international importance for breeding divers, waders and raptors. It is also nationally important for breeding wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.