Handa is an island covering 3.5 square kilometres, located 0.5km off the North West coast of Scotland, near the village of Scourie in Sutherland. Most renowned for its huge colonies of cliff-nesting seabirds, the island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA)


Handa Island is a Reserve of the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT). For more information, including how to visit the island, please go to the SWT Handa page.

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