Introducing National Nature Reserves (NNRs)
What are National Nature Reserves?
Like other countries, the National Nature Reserve (NNR) accolade applies to the best wildlife sites in Scotland so everyone can appreciate and be proud of Scotland's wonderful nature. Most reserves have habitats and species that are nationally or internationally important so the wildlife is managed very carefully.
Although NNRs must be well managed for wildlife, people are also encouraged to enjoy these special places too. Visitor facilities are designed and managed to ensure that people can enjoy the reserves without harming or disturbing the wildlife that lives there.
NNRs are run by a range of public, private, community and voluntary organisations. The NNR accolade is managed by a partnership representing these organisations.
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.
Showcasing some of the best wildlife in Scotland for all to see and appreciate.
Learn more about our partners.
More about how National Nature Reserves are set up.
The legislation, policy and protected areas related to NNRs.
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