Shiant Isles

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 211 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 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
Two large and two small islands with associated skerries, lying about 6 km west of Lewis in the Minch. The vegetation consists primarily of maritime heath and grassland. The islands support breeding seabirds and wintering and passage Greenland Branta leucopsis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shiant Isles. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.