peatland

1stMay 2024

Healthy peatlands – nature’s firewall

01.05.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , |

This post in Scotland’s Nature (19 April 2024) shares the surprising fact that the months between March and June are the most likely to see our hills, forests and moors ablaze than any other time of the year.   It shares some useful guidelines for wildfire prevention.

13thMarch 2024

Women in STEM – Peatland ACTION leads the way

13.03.24|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

NatureScot (8 March 2024) celebrated International Women’s Day with some good news! This post shares the fact that 50% of the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) focussed jobs at NatureScot Peatland ACTION are currently held by women. This bucks the UK statistics, where currently less than 30% of these kinds [...]

27thFebruary 2024

New film spotlights the benefits of healthy peatlands

27.02.24|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

A new Peatland ACTION film has just been released that highlights the landscape-scale benefits of peatland restoration across Ben Wyvis and the River Peffrey. This is one of a suite of Peatland ACTION case studies that focus on landowners, managers, and contractors explaining in their own words why they think peatland [...]

15thFebruary 2024

Bringing Peatland ACTION to life

15.02.24|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

This blog post on Scotland’s Nature (9 February 2024) shares the reasons peatland restoration is so important, the benefits that it can bring, and the dedication of the landowners, managers, Peatland ACTION project officers, surveyors and contractors who make it all happen. Checkout 4 new cases studies in bogs and [...]

18thJuly 2023

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

18.07.23|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This Scotland’s Nature blog post (17 July 2023), features Sekai Machache, a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Sekai looks at the notion of self, using photography to explore the historical and cultural imagination. A fascination with climate change and Scotland’s peatlands has led to a striking set [...]