Firth of Forth Islands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 151 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 low not assessed medium
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Site description
A large group of islands situated in the Firth of Forth. The inner islands are generally low-lying, whilst those in the Outer Firth are higher, steeper and rockier. The islands support extensive maritime cliff-top grasslands. They are important for breeding seabirds and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Firth of Forth Islands. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.