About SSSi

SLEF and its sub-group SST-T were involved in coordinating objections to 4 fish-farm planning applications in Loch Slapin and Loch Eishort on Skye between 2012 and 2015.  The data collected showed that there was rich biodiversity in the lochs that needed to be protected.  South Skye Seas Initiative (SSSi) was formed in 2016 with the aim of continuing to record the marine species and habitat in these lochs, and also Loch Scavaig.  The information could then be used to help prevent inappropriate development from damaging the ecologically important habitats and species.

During 2018, SSSi was lucky to have received significant funding from the William Grant Foundation, SNH and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  This enables us to buy an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and other equipment to survey the lochs.  Details of the survey work undertaken in 2019 can be seen here



Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Scottish Natural Heritage
The European Agriculture fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
The Highland Council
The Scottish Government
Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum, The Old Police Station, Isleornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV43 8QR

Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC040820).

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