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Cutting for Positive Moorland Management


The cutting of heather is a viable alternative to muirburn to manage moorland habitats in areas where there is deep peat, surrounding woodland and a shortage of labour.  This video gives more information on the advantages of cutting and shows the results seen on farm.

Visit our ‘Protecting Scotland’s Peatlands‘ webpage.

A red quad bike pulling a flail mower over an area of heather moorland.

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