This map shows the locations where peat depth was recorded as part of the feasibility studies and baseline information collection for the Peatland Action restoration program. Almost 25,000 points were recorded between 2012 and 2019. The colour of the symbol relates to the total peat depth (in metres) for the individual sampling points.
Total peat depth (metres) is shown in the following categories:
|Peat depth less than 0.5m|
|Peat depth between 0.5 and 1m|
|Peat depth between 1 and 2m|
|Peat depth between 2 and 3m|
|Peat depth between 3 and 4m|
|Peat depth between 4 and 6m|
|Peat depth between 6 and 8m|
|Peat depth between 8 and 10m|
|Peat depth greater than 10m|
The total peat depth dataset is extracted from the Scottish Natural Heritage Peatland Action database. Data were collected across Peatland Action restoration sites on a 100m grid pattern by a range of organisations including NGOs and public bodies. You can find detailed information on the sampling protocol in the Peatland Action Peat survey guidance.
The dataset is a compilation of information collected from 139 projects carried out between 2012 and 2019. This version of the dataset was updated on 26 July 2019 and has 24,970 individual points.
Click on the map to find out the peat depth at each sampling location. You can also download the map data.
This page was last updated on 21 Aug 2019
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