Insh Marshes

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Insh Marshes are 10 square kilometres of the River Spey floodplain between Kingussie and Kincraig in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland, Scotland. They are said to be one of the most important wetlands in Europe.[1]

In October 2014, a species of insect called Molanna angustata a type of caddisfly that inhabits Wales and England up to the Lake District and Yorkshire was identified here. Genevieve Dalley, a RSPB Scotland trainee ecologist discovered and identified two males caught in a moth trap at the marshes near Kingussie which has not been recorded in Scotland. .[2]

Owned by the RSPB, together with part of the River Spey, they form a Special Protection Area.


  1. ^ RSPB. "Insh Marshes". Retrieved 22 August 2006. 
  2. ^ "Insect found near Kingussie a first for Scotland". BBC News. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 57°05′35″N 3°59′55″W / 57.09302°N 3.99856°W / 57.09302; -3.99856