Taits Park, Girlsta, Shetland HU414496

Introduction

Peatland Action funded restoration of 66ha of degraded blanket bog.

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Project Name: Taits Park, Girlsta, Shetland HU414496

Organisation / Lead partner: Shetland Amenity Trust

Location: Taits Park, Girlsta, Shetland

Approximate area covered: 66 ha

Predominately: Upland

Peat Habitats: Blanket bog

Project Type: Restoration

Year Project Began: 2019

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