Gladhouse Reservoir

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 186 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)
2007 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
Lying at the foot of the Moorfoot Hills, about 29 km south of Edinburgh, Gladhouse reservoir is a large, moderately nutrient-rich loch containing several small islands. It supports some aquatic and marginal vegetation. The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gladhouse Reservoir. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.