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About National Nature Reserves (NNRs)

The woodland trail, Beinn Eighe NNR © Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Introducing NNRs

Find out more about why special places become NNRs and how they are looked after.

Botany guided walk, Burleigh Sands, Loch Leven NNR. © George Logan/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights please contact Image Library on 01738 444177  or www.snh.gov.uk.

NNRs for people

With a wide range of facilities designed for visitor enjoyment, over three quarters of a million people annually visit NNRs.

Pupils from Blackridge P.S. on a school trip to Blawhorn Moss NNR, Forth and Borders Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Education on NNRs

Educational opportunities whether in the classroom or out on site.

Researcher working on raptor research at Langholm Moor, Dumfries and Galloway Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Research on NNRs

An important aim of NNRs is to encourage research.

St Serfs Castle - Loch Leven NNR. © Craig Nisbet/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Property on NNRs

It's not just nature -historic buildings can be found on NNRs.