Tag Archives: Peatland ACTION

Peatlands – the jewels in Scotland’s crown

In today’s blog, Sue Walker, Peatland ACTION Communications Officer, explains the vital role of Scotland’s peatlands and how the Peatland ACTION partnership, led by Nature Scot, is working with landowners and communities to help deliver peatland restoration projects. Over a … Continue reading

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Seeing the Bog Through the Trees

Forest-to-bog peatland restoration sounds a little niche, so what made over 60 landowners, land managers and contractors, as well as peatland and forestry practitioners, come together to find out more about it? They all travelled to Dalchork Forest, near Lairg … Continue reading

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#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Peatland ACTION Project Officer Matthew Cook

During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we’ve been featuring NatureScot staff and partners working along our shorelines and waterways to gain an insight into the varied work they do. This month we hear from Matthew Cook, from the Crichton … Continue reading

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Buffering climate change with wetlands

We were delighted to host 18 colleagues from across Europe on a recent study tour by the Eurosite Wetlands and Climate Change working group, visiting sites across central Scotland to find out how we are using wetlands to help buffer … Continue reading

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Mòine: Gaelic vocabulary for peat

Tha sinn glè thoilichte gu bheil bloga aoighe eile againn bhon sgioba aig Dachaigh airson Stòras na Gàidhlig.  An turas-sa, tha Ceit Langhorne a’ toirt sùil air briathrachas na Gàidhlig ceangailte ris a’ mhòine  /We’re delighted to feature another guest … Continue reading

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Benefits for the birds! – the value of peatland restoration to grouse moor management

Balancing commercial and conservation objectives can sometimes be challenging but on this particular grouse moorland multiple benefits have successfully been achieved. Between 2014-16 Peatland ACTION supported the restoration of the peatlands at Hope’s Estate in East Lothian. Peatland ACTION Project … Continue reading

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The Bog Squad travel to Islay to work with the Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

The Bog Squad is a Peatland ACTION funded project managed by Butterfly Conservation Scotland that aims to help restore peatland habitats and promote their value as places where wildlife can thrive. In February the Bog Squad, including Rebecca Crawford, Peatlands … Continue reading

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Portmoak Moss – a community of peatland, woodland and people

Portmoak Moss,  is a ‘remnant raised bog’ close to the village of Scotlandwell in Perth and Kinross covering an area of approximately 34 hectares (12 ha of which has been cleared of trees and is in a gradual process of … Continue reading

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The Bog Body of Gunnister Man – an engaging mystery

Peat bogs occasionally reveal artefacts that have remained intact due to the preserving characteristics of wet, acidic, carbon rich (oxygen poor) soil. Famously these have included ‘bog bodies’ such as Tollund Man, Grauballe Man and Lindow Man. Closer to home, … Continue reading

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Restoring peatlands for Scotland’s wildlife

Peatland ACTION, with the help of project partners and volunteers, are on the road to restoring Scotland’s peatlands in an effort to improve biodiversity and combat climate change. Here David Hill, Peatland Restoration Project Officer from Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Bog … Continue reading

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