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Latest Rural economy articles

  • What is peatland and how do you restore it?

    What is peatland and how do you restore it?

    There is an increasing urgency to restore damaged peatland and return this natural resource to carbon sink status, rather than a net source of carbon emissions. But what does peatland restoration actually involve? Here, pun intended, we dig a little deeper into practical peatland restoration techniques and the wide-ranging benefits of peatland restoration, a rapidly growing area of interest for our clients in the rural sector.

  • Seagrass: tackling climate change through coastal rewilding

    Seagrass: tackling climate change through coastal rewilding

    In what was hailed as an historic landmark for Scotland, a community-led project of “coastal rewilding” took place at Loch Craignish in August 2021. Restoring the UK’s decimated seagrass meadows could have an impact the UK’s push for Net Zero emissions by 2050.

  • Financial support available for peatland restoration projects

    Financial support available for peatland restoration projects

    There is a renewed push by the Scottish Government to provide financial support to landowners and land managers who are undertaking peatland restoration projects on their land. This is due to the crucial role restoring degraded peatland will play in Scotland’s drive to be net-zero by 2045 at the latest.