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Thrill of The Hill – Heather Management

Scotland is host to the largest concentration of heather moorland in the world with huge biodiversity interest and carbon holding potential. In this episode of the Thrill of the Hill series Alex Pirie talks to British Moorlands advisor, Dick Bartlett about the state of Scotland’s moorlands, with conversation ranging from hot topics like burning, as well as swiping and grazing for heather management, the carbon holding potential of peat and biodiversity value of these unique habitats. Also up for discussion is the potential for rewilding and the outlook of gamekeepers and land managers at a time of transition.

A ground level view of heather, in bloom as the sun is rising.

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