A new course in peatland restoration, the first of its kind in Scotland, is now open for booking. The course, supported with additional online learning, has been developed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with NatureScot Peatland ACTION and is aimed at graduates currently involved, or aspiring to work, in the planning of peatland restoration schemes which are a vital nature-based solution to the climate emergency.

The Peatland Assessment and Restoration course, which will run from SRUC’s Barony campus near Dumfries, will provide an overview of peatland ecology and hydrology and an understanding of the causes of peatland degradation. It will allow candidates to develop expertise in mapping and surveying peatland before designing effective interventions for the restoration of the site. Participants will cover all stages of planning, funding and delivering a restoration scheme during the short course.