Langlands Moss Restoration works underway

October 17, 2019

Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve, on the south edge of East Kilbride, Scotland is set to be transformed. Site works during 2019 and 2020 will help to restore the natural bog and surrounding woodland habitats.


Phase one of planned works will improve the hydrology of the bog and its surroundings by removing the conifer plantation next to the bog. These trees were planted in the 1960s on deep peat, which would not be done nowadays. The conifers are now mature and a walk through the site will show that many of the trees have started blowing down already.


The conifer plantation will be removed in autumn/winter 2019 and all the material (tree trunks, branches and brash) will be taken away from the site to prevent the addition of nutrients to the sensitive habitat.


Langlands Moss will be closed to the public while the conifer trees are being removed. This is necessary for public safety, as there will be large machinery and stacked timber on site. Keep an eye on the Countryside Rangers and Friends of Langlands Moss Facebook pages, as well as signage on site to find out more.

More information available here. For further details please contact CAG@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Langlands Moss Restoration works underway
Langlands Moss Restoration works underwayLanglands Moss Local Nature Reserve, on the south edge of East Kilbride, Scotland is set to be…
Dunlin © Moors for the Future Partnership
Peak District Breeding Bird Survey ResultsPeatland biodiversity - Breeding bird numbers in the Peak District fly in landmark survey A new…
Snowdonia Society volunteers creating heather bale dams on the Migneint, Snowdonia. © Dan Struthers Photography
Working together for the future of Welsh peatlandsA major programme of works is underway this season to restore peatlands across Wales. A large…
European Peatland Strategies workshop - Bonn, Germany
European Peatland Strategies workshop - Bonn, Germany Over 30 representatives from across 12 European countries attended a workshop to examine existing…
Bog cotton landscape © Stephen Price
Peatlands and the climate emergency2019 has seen all four devolved governments across the UK declare a climate emergency which will…
Richard Payne
A tribute to Richard Payne The IUCN UK Peatlands Programme team were all saddened to hear the shocking news about the death of…
Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…
Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
New edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management HandbookA new edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is now available. Conserving Bogs: The…
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
Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
Inclusion of peatlands in the UK's GHG emissions inventory publishedThe long-awaited report on inclusion of peatlands in the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…