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

Planning and development: peatland


Peat Bog Restoration in Scotland


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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