FOR PEAT’S SAKE, WILL YOU LISTEN?
The Scottish Government is seeking to ban muirburn on peatlands. The indication is that this will be on all areas with a peat depth of 40cm or more.
We are fearful that Scottish Government could regulate muirburn in a way that will be detrimental to the aim of keeping carbon in our peatlands - which we want, too- and detrimental for wildfire mitigation.
We call on the Scottish Government to ban the intentional or reckless burning of peat, imposing sanctions where peat is damaged and carbon is lost.
Watch film in full here that we will be bringing to parliament with The Scottish Gamekeepers Association.