Cotton grass and a peatland lochan at The Flows NNR, Forsinard, Caithness. June 2011. ©Lorne Gill/SNH/2020VISION. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Planning and development: peatland

 

Peat Bog Restoration in Scotland

Duration
13:08

This video highlights some of the methods of restoration that NatureScot 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
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