Phd research students from Aberdeen University surveying a quadrat in Glen Tilt ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Peat bog restoration

Our video highlights good practice techniques and management options for peat bog restoration.



    Peat Bog Restoration in Scotland


    This video highlights some of the methods of restoration that Scottish Natural Heritage has used on their National Nature Reserves (NNRs) to restore peatlands in Scotland.

    The 13-minute video covers:

    • ditch blocking and damming techniques
    • peat depth surveys
    • livestock management on restoration sites
    • woodland management, chiefly regeneration
    • water tables
    • sphagnum mosses and other bog flora and fauna