Scottish Water is working as part of the Ugie Peatland Partnership (UPP) to restore 1,500 hectares of peatland within the River Ugie catchment area in Aberdeenshire

Robin Hackett, Deputy Editor, WWT and WET News
June 19, 2019

The Ugie catchment has been identified as an important area for peatland restoration by Scottish Water and other stakeholders. Carbon rich peat soils in the catchment have been damaged over time by a combination of drainage, forestry and historic peat extraction. This has resulted in greenhouse gas emissions and the erosion of peat into the river that provides the area's drinking water supply. Peatland restoration should not only help improve water quality in the catchment but also improve habitat and store more carbon. Find out more ...

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