This management strategy for the Sound Of Arisaig mSAC has been
compiled to deliver the objectives of the Habitats Directive, whilst
taking into account the needs of the local communities. It has been
prepared by a management group comprising elected councillors, officials
from the relevant agencies and representatives of the local interest
is the key management advice applicable to this site and can be
downloaded for individual reference in pdf format by clicking here.
The strategy plan shown small scale below can also be viewed at
larger scale by clicking on the map image.
The strategy represents a voluntary agreement
between those statutory agencies that will implement the scheme
and the local communities which use and have a vested interest
in the area.
Whilst not a statutory instrument in itself, it should assist
the agencies in fulfilling their statutory responsibilities
as set out in the Habitats Regulations and other documents.
The strategy also sets out a mechanism for monitoring and
review which will enable the lead agency to track progress
and to reconvene the forum if any changes to the strategy
are required in the future.
The Natura 2000 designation for the Sound of Arisaig represents
both an accolade and a new area of responsibility. The communities
of this area and the public authorities serving it recognise both
of these aspects. They will work together to ensure that the marine
nature conservation interest here is sustained for future generations
and managed as far as possible in harmony with the economic interests
of the area.
Member for Ardnamurchan
Member for Mallaig and the Small Isles
M J P Cunnicliffe
Scottish Natural Heritage