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Local Nature Reserves

Places for People and Nature

Find out more about Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Scotland and who manages them including web links.

Use the search facility below to find the LNRs within that particular area.

Local Authority


Note : Only Local Authorities with Local Nature Reserves are in this drop down search.


How many do we have?

In Scotland as from January 2010 there are 56 designated sites. From the most northerly, a headland in Orkney, to the most southerly a estuarine site in Dumfries and Galloway, covering a total area of approximately 10,000 ha.

Some sites have SSSI designations and one small city site has also received the Green Flag Award.  LNRs can be former industrial sites with ponds to bogs and flower filled meadows. All are accessible to people and are important for the benefit of communities and contribute to Scotland’s biodiversity.



Local Nature Reserve

LNR Celebrations

Find an LNR?

What is an LNR?

Why a LNR?

Declaring a LNR

Managing Local Nature Reserves


Getting Involved

An Education


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