SCOTLAND360° BLOG POST - CULBIN SANDS

A COASTAL RESERVE WITH A FASCINATING HISTORY

17th September 2006

Culbin Sands, an expanse of coastline and forest on the Moray Coastline. Scenic sands and forest, rich in birdlife and with an amazing wartime history, this area is definitely worth a visit!

Stretching along part of the Moray and Nairn Coast Special Protection Area (SPA), remote and windswept Culbin Sands is a unique nature reserve.

The Second World War glider poles were installed in 1940 in response to the perceived threat of enemy glider planes landing on the long sandy beach. Stretching along 9km of coast, the anti-glider poles are one of only 13 surviving anti-landing obstacles in the UK and comprise the largest Scheduled Monument on an RSPB reserve.


Anti glider poles and mussel beds at Culbin.

Mussel encrusted glider poles

Anti glider poles and mussel beds at Culbin

Threats long gone….

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