Why peatland restoration workers in Scotland’s largest bog hold the key to carbon emissions cuts

It is isolated, boggy and raining horizontally. Scotland’s largest peatland may not be as glamorous as tropical rainforests and arctic icebergs, but it is just as important when it comes to battling the climate crisis.

This is because thousands of tons of carbon are stored here under our feet. And unless we act now, that is under threat.

Why is Forsinard Flows under threat?

Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve is the largest blanket bog of its kind in Europe.

Located just south of Thurso, it covers more than 200 square kilometres of remote low-lying marshland.

It doesn’t look like much. But this boggy ground is critical for preserving biodiversity, minimising flooding risk and – now this is the big one – helping to address climate change.

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