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Peatland Action

We are pleased to announce that another 3,000 hectares of Scotland's peatlands will begin the road to recovery this winter, with thanks to a further £3 million funding from the Scottish Government earlier this year.

Scottish Government news release 5 December 2015 'Peatland action underway external site '

As lead advisor to the Scottish Government on peatland restoration Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) was allocated £5 million from the Green Stimulus Package external site between 2012-2015 to spend on:

Thus, the Peatland ACTION project was born, kick-starting the restoration challenges laid out in Scotland's National Peatland Plan.

Blanket bog. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

National Peatland Plan

Scotland's National Peatland Plan -working for our future

Volunteers blocking a ditch on the edge of the raised bog at Flanders Moss NNR. ©Ian White/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Project information

Information on Peatland Action, Demonstration events, SRDP and contacts.

Trials of geotextile and grass seed on bare peat - Restoration pictures from peatland action project ©SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Project progress

Where the project has got to and what next.

Blanket bog at Claish Moss NNR, Ardnamurchan. © Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction fees contact the Scottish Natural Heritage image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Videos and guidance

Short films showing best practice peatland restoration techniques, and further guidance.

Bog Cotton. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel: 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Why are healthy peatlands important?

Benefits of peatlands to carbon, biodiversity, water, recreation and landscapes.



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