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Scottish Wildlife Trust acquires new reserve in the Orkney Islands






The Scottish Wildlife Trust has acquired Little Linga, a small island off Stronsay in Orkney which is a key breeding site for seals and seabirds, from the Ferne Animal Trust.

The island is two kilometres north of Linga Holm, an island reserve which the Trust has owned since 1999. Little Linga is an important colony for the Atlantic grey seal, with approximately 500 pups being born on the island each autumn. In addition the island has a breeding population of around 80 pairs of cormorants on raised nests of seaweed and 200 pairs of fulmars. The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to protecting Little Linga as a secure stronghold for native wildlife.

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