Highlands & Islands

Approval for new community-run nature reserve in Uist

Loch Druidibeg Image copyright Mary and Angus Hogg/Geograph
Image caption The new reserve is to be created at Loch Druidibeg on South Uist

A proposal for a community-run nature reserve in the Western Isles has been approved by the Scottish government.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) had suggested that the 2,718 acres (1,100 ha) within an active crofting estate be placed into community ownership.

The land is at Loch Druidibeg on South Uist.

Community group Stòras Uibhist is working with SNH and RSPB Scotland on developing the reserve, which is to include visitor facilities.

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