Shiant Isles

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description (baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Shiant Isles. Downloaded from on 11/06/2023.