Introducing National Nature Reserves (NNRs)
National Nature Reserves are areas of land set aside for nature, where the main purpose of management is the conservation of habitats and species of national and international significance.
There are 47 National Nature Reserves in Scotland and they're some of the best places for wildlife in the country. They're managed primarily for nature, but people are welcome too, many have facilities to enable visitors to appreciate the wildlife living there.
Together, the suite of NNRs, showcase the wide variety of Scotland's habitats and species from pine forest to blanket bog, from seabird colonies to mountain plants. They are located all over the country - the northernmost is Hermaness at the northern tip of Shetland, while Caerlaverock is at the other end of the country on the shores of the Solway Firth.
The 47 National Nature Reserves covers 95,835 hectares. The smallest is Corrieshalloch Gorge NNR at just under seven hectares and the largest is Glen Affric NNR at 14,537 hectares.
Showcasing some of the best wildlife in Scotland for all to see and appreciate.
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More about how National Nature Reserves are set up.
The legislation, policy and protected areas related to NNRs.