What is it?

What do I see on my screen?

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. Just over 61,000 points were recorded between 2013 and 2022 (last updated 27 January 2022). The colour of the symbol relates to the total peat depth (in metres) for the individual sampling points.

Map legend

Total peat depth (metres) is shown in the following categories:

No peat
Peat depth less than 0.5m Peat depth less than 0.5m
Peat depth between 0.5 and 1m Peat depth between 0.5 and 1m
Peat depth between 1 and 2m Peat depth between 1 and 2m
Peat depth between 2 and 3m Peat depth between 2 and 3m
Peat depth between 3 and 4m Peat depth between 3 and 4m
Peat depth between 4 and 6m Peat depth between 4 and 6m
Peat depth between 6 and 8m Peat depth between 6 and 8m
Peat depth between 8 and 10m Peat depth between 8 and 10m
Peat depth greater than 10m Peat depth greater than 10m

What is included in the digital dataset?

The total peat depth dataset is extracted from the NatureScot 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.

How was the map / dataset created?

The dataset is a compilation of information collected from 277 projects carried out between 2013 and 2022. This version of the dataset was updated on 22 January 2022 and has 61,063 individual points.

How is it updated?

The dataset will be updated at regular intervals to include new data collected as part of the ongoing Peatland Action program.

Using the map

What can I do?

Click on the map to find out the peat depth at each sampling location. You can also download the map data.

Technical and reference material


This page was last updated on 08 Apr 2022

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