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Otterswick and Graveland are located on the island of Yell, in Shetland. Otterswick lies to the south of Yell, whilst Graveland is a peninsula on the west coast of the island. Inland areas are dominated by blanket bog, with some stretches of dry heather moorland. The blanket bog is variable in quality, with considerable areas of eroded peat, especially on the eastern side of Otterswick. A band of maritime grassland extends along the coastal stretch of the Graveland peninsula. The site is important for breeding Gavia stellata.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Otterswick and Graveland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2022.