Scotland to create more seabird protection areas

The Scottish government has proposed creating five offshore conservation areas for seabirds

Birds like the great skua will be better protected under the plans. Photograph: Sergei Uriadnikov/123RFFive new offshore conservation areas for seabirds have been proposed by the Scottish government.

The plans, published on 25 October, cover more than 18,000km2 of sea in the Pentland Firth, the outer Firth of Forth, the Solway Firth and the seas off Foula and St Kilda.

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