Peatlands Place in the Uplands

02 October 2018, 09:30 - 12:00 ( Add to calendar )

Peatlands give us many things; rich biodiversity, clean water and carbon storage, but none of that pays the bills if you are making a living from the land. Join The Heather Trust at SRUC’s Auchteryre demonstration farm for a practical morning on the hill to discuss tensions and solutions to the delivery of public goods from private land.   Wellies required!


Professor Davy McCracken, Agricultural Ecologist and Head of Hill and Mountain Research and Anne Gray, Director of The Heather Trust, will lead an open and inclusive discussion on moorland and upland land use and peatland’s place within it.

This half-day discussion event is for anyone who is interested in managing moorland and upland environments and peatland restoration. It will give those interested in peatland restoration an insight into the decision-making and choices open to those who manage the uplands, and give upland managers an insight into the case for restoring areas of deep peat on their land.

What is included?

Your ticket includes access to the event, tea and coffee and a breakfast roll. Transport will also be available from The Shore at Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch.

This event is a pre-cursor to the IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference Peatland Connections: Building Prosperity, run in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The conference is being held at The Shore in Balloch, and transport will return in time for the beginning of the programme.

NB: A £12 discount is available on this event if you also book a ticket to the Peatland Connections: Building Prosperity conference. A discount code will be included in the booking confirmation of your conference ticket to be used when paying for this ticket.

For more information about this event email Anne Stoddart (

Registration Type

Name Price Quantity

Standard Registration

Price £36.00 Quantity None Available