A public consultation has been launched over plans for a significant peatland restoration and woodland creation scheme in the North-East of Scotland.

The project on 6,300 hectares of Glen Dye Moor aims to help tackle climate change through the capture of over 1.4 million tonnes of carbon.

Drop-in public exhibitions of the plans are to be held at Strachan Village Hall, between 2.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, August 24 and between 2.30pm and 8pm on August 26 at The Venue Community Hall, Laurencekirk.

Following the extensive public and statutory consultation, applications will be made to undertake peatland restoration work across c.1800 hectares and new planting over c.3000 hectares, including up to 1,000 hectares of productive conifer and 2,000 hectares of native woodland.