Angus Glens Moorland Group
Grampian Moorland Group
Southern Uplands Moorland Group
Strathdearn & Speyside Moorland Group


Scotland’s Regional Moorland Groups are a collection of sporting estates from across six

regions of Scotland. From a range of rural working communities from the shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands, through the grey mountain ranges of the Monadhliaths, down through picturesque Royal Deeside, over the rolling hills of the Angus Glens, to the traditional sights of Tayside & Central Scotland down to the lower regions of the Southern Uplands!

These groups represent the true grass roots. The boots on the ground whose job it is to look after and conserve the moorland habitat that you see around our iconic uplands. Here, they

manage a variety of species, from deer to rabbits and foxes to crows, helping to preserve the environment and the industry that keeps them, our rural workers, employed, their families housed and brings in much needed income to local shops and businesses across their surrounding areas.

In Search of Science
Pace Productions

In Search of Science

This films looks at research being undertaken by the German Game Conservancy, during a project in Scotland, to better understand how our use of the land affects wildlife. Film produced by A new film charting the exceptional array of species found by international scientists on an Angus Glens estate has been launched. In Search of Science, produced by Pace Productions in conjunction with the Angus Glens Moorland Group, follows visits to Glenogil Estate by German conservationist Dr Daniel Hoffman and his team from Game Conservancy Deutschland. In total, 98 different bird species were found at Glenogil, and the estate has been lauded for its land management which has led to it becoming a haven for biodiversity largely unseen in mainland Europe. Daniel Hoffman said: “This is the third year that we have worked here at Glenogil and so far we've found 98 different bird species in this whole area. We wanted to show other estates, other countries in Britain and in the whole of Europe, that you can have this biodiversity only when you have the ecologically correct form of management in an area. “When I was here for the first time it was amazing to see the biodiversity. We read papers and articles saying that species such as the curlew, a flagship species in nature conservation, are endangered in Britain but you can't believe that when you are here. We find golden plovers with a high population density, and even on these few hectares here on Glenogil, we find almost double the number of breeding pairs that you find in whole Germany. They breed here because the landscape is managed as it is. “At Glenogil you have habitat management and predation control so the survival rate of our target species is so good. This create a kind of donator population and other areas they will have benefit from the work that is done here. If you have an area and say, "Oh, okay, we do nothing here," then you will lose biodiversity, and that's what we want to show. We want to show that you have to do habitat management and predation control to have a high level of biodiversity from different species, all different species.”

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