Argyll Marine Natura

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Between 2003 and 2005 Argyll and Bute Council, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, and with match funding from Leader +, employed Marine Natura Officers to facilitate the development of Management Plans for Loch Creran and the Firth of Lorn Special Areas of Conservation.

Further information on these management plans and marine natura sites in Argyll can be found at the Argyll Marine SAC website at

There are 7 marine Special Areas of Conservation in Argyll and Scottish Government updated management measures for these sites in 2015 as part of a national consultation on management for existing natura sites and new Marine Protected Areas.

Find out more about current management measures

Loch Creran Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Loch Creran Marine Special Area of Conservation has been published by local marine biologist Terry Donovan.

Find out more about the Loch Creran Guide