Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 287


The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2000


17th August 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

18th August 2000

Coming into force

19th August 2000

The Scottish Ministers, being satisfied that the site identified in article 2 of this Order is, or may prove to be, the site of a vessel lying wrecked on or in the sea bed and that on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel and objects contained or formerly contained within it which may be lying on the sea bed in or near the wreck, the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference and having dispensed with consultation in accordance with section 1(4) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), the Scottish Ministers being satisfied that the case is one in which an order should be made as a matter of immediate urgency, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 1(1) and (2) of that Act and all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 19th August 2000.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Identification of Site and Designation of Restricted Area

2.—(1) The site where a vessel lies, or is supposed to lie, wrecked on or in the sea bed is in position Latitude 56° 41.500' North, Longitude 06° 04.350' West.

(2) The area within a distance of 250 metres of the site identified in paragraph (1) above (but excluding any area above high water mark of ordinary spring tides) is designated as a restricted area.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


17th August 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order identifies the site in the Sound of Mull, near Mingary Castle of what is thought to be a wreck of a vessel and on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel and its cargo the Order designates an area 250 metres around the site as a restricted area so as to protect the site from unauthorised interference.

The position given by the co-ordinates in article 2(1) of the Order is the position for use on Admiralty Charts 2392 and 2394 based on datum OSGB 36. The restricted area does not include any part of the designated area which is above the high water mark of ordinary spring tides.


1973 c. 33. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).