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For Peat's Sake!

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West Linton

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Managing Peatlands and Upland Grazing

Monday 7th August 2017, 10.30am-2pm

Peatlands – friend or foe? This interactive meeting will focus on the current and future role that peatlands play within our hill farms. Currently a valuable carbon sink, flood water store, wildlife habitat and clean water filter, will peatlands prove to be a future ‘cash cow’ for hill farms? How can you, as farmers, increase the value of peatlands by restoration and, most importantly, how is this funded? This morning workshop aims to give you an insight to this emerging topic, and will also feature well known hill grazing consultant Ian Cairns, who will discuss upland grazing, and how peatland restoration compliments hill farming systems.

If you’re a farmer, grower or land manager, book your free place now: it’s open to all but we’re expecting this session to fill up quickly, and booking is absolutely essential. Use this online form, or if you prefer you can call Sarah on 0131 666 2474, or email sallison@soilassociation.org. We'll give you exact venue details when you book.

If you aren't a farmer, grower or landmanager, your place will be charged at £40 + VAT - please call Sarah on 0131 666 2474, or email sallison@soilassociation.org to arrange with us rather than using this online form. This event is part of a wider KTIF programme, Farming With Nature.

Funding is provided through SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union) with partner funding from Scottish Water and RSPB Scotland. (This event is part of a wider KTIF programme, Farming With Nature.)

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