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Information Note: Peatland Management for Crofters, Farmers, and Land Managers

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With COP26 concluded, and increasing international scrutiny on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the UK’s agricultural sector, crofters, farmers, and land managers may be looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and diversify their business.

If peatlands form part of your land holdings, you’ll want to be aware of the risk and opportunities they represent. Recent developments in government funding and carbon markets may present an opportunity to restore damaged landscapes and generate income.

Find out more on our ‘Protecting Scotland’s Peatlands‘ web section.

Two sheep and a young lamb standing on an area of grassland within a moorland setting, heather in the rolling hills behind them and a loch visible in the background of the photo.

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