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Scotland's National Peatland Plan

Scottish Natural Heritage worked with the Scottish Government and various stakeholders to produce Scotland’s National Peatland Plan.

Scotland's National Peatland Plan: Working for our future, published in 2015, highlights how important peatlands are to Scotland. We stress the poor state of large areas, and propose building on existing initiatives to secure their sustainable use, management and restoration.

Only with wide support can we ensure that our peatlands are managed as a national asset that benefits society as a whole. So the National Peatland Plan also sets out some proposals for research and for raising awareness. Anyone can engage in activities to help us deliver the plan’s objectives – all support is welcome.

We now chair the National Peatland Group, which promotes the plan and supports its implementation. A research and monitoring team checks that all proposed peatland management and restoration activities have a sound scientific basis.


Let us know if you can offer support or have an idea of how to bring the plan to life.

Email: [email protected]

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