Past Events


Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events

Marches Mosses BogLIFE Dragonfly Photography

June 23, 2018
  Date: 23rd June, 11:00 - 15:00   Location: Fenn’s Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve

Bog Art

August 15, 2018
Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve 10am – 2pm: after a short walk on the bog we’ll make our own bog creatures to take home. Bring a picnic. Free, suitable for families.

2018 Conference Key Messages

October 2, 2018
Conference Key Messages Peatlands are important to us all – our largest natural carbon store, homes for rare and threatened wildlife, cultural and ecological archives, water supply and management, places to enjoy and relax, and places local people identify with and an important part of the ‘brand’ for food and drink. Terms such as public benefits, ecosystem services, Natural capital all define these peatland features in ways that communicate with particular audiences.

For Peat's Sake, Aberdeenshire

October 29, 2018
How restoring peatland can help your farm business Date: 29th October, 2018, 10am–3pm Location: Glass Village Hall, Huntly, Aberdeenshire Practical event looking at the benefits of peatland restoration for upland farms.

For Peat's Sake, Perthshire

October 30, 2018
How restoring peatland can help your farm business Date: 30th October, 2018, 10am–3pm Location: Braeleny Farm, Callander, Perthshire Practical event looking at the benefits of peatland restoration for upland farms.

New IUCN UK Peatland Programme website - Pre-user survey

October 31, 2018
We are currently developing a new IUCN UK Peatland Programme website to be launched in 2019 and would like to know what you think the most important functions of our website are and how we can improve these in future.  It would be extremely useful if you could complete this 3 minute survey to tell us what you think.  Thank you. 

Scotland’s Biennial Land Use and the Environment Conference XII

November 28, 2018
Scotland’s Biennial Land Use and the Environment Conference XII - Rewarding the Delivery of Public Goods: How to Achieve this in Practice? Date: 28-29 November, 2018 Location: Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Belfast Skyline (c) Visit Belfast
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Richard Payne
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Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
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Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
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Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
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Rob Stoneman at the House of Commons flanked by Rob Brown and Julian Sturdy
Managing the Uplands for Public Benefit House of Commons ReceptionOver 48 representatives from across the peatland community in the UK as well as MPs and Peers…
Large heath butterfly
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Cover of GHG emissions inventory
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Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
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Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
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Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
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