Keen of Hamar
Coordinates: Keen of Hamar is a nature reserve on Unst, in Shetland, Scotland, managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. The reserve is primarily of botanical interest, for example for populations of Cerastium nigrescens, a plant unique to Unst.
Keen of Hamar was designated a special area of conservation on 17 March 2005. It is also a site of special scientific interest. The site is of outstanding interest for the interaction of plants with the thin, chromium metal-rich soil.
The geological features at the site are a highlight of Geopark Shetland.
- The Story of Keen of Hamar National Nature Reserve, Scotland's National Nature Reserves, Scottish Natural Heritage
- The Reserve Plan for Keen of Hamar National Nature Reserve 2009 - 2015, Scotland's National Nature Reserves, Scottish Natural Heritage
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