New Research Shows Scottish Public Supports Investments to Restore Peatlands


A team of researchers from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the James Hutton Institute, and the University of Leeds have conducted a large scale national survey which has found that the general public is supportive of the Scottish Government’s plans to restore peatlands. University of Leeds researcher and water@leeds member, Dr Julia Martin-Ortega, is a co-author of this study, which has shown that the Scottish public are supportive of peatland restoration, even at a cost to the taxpayer.  Restoration of Scottish peatlands aims to reduce Scotland’s contribution to climate change by improving carbon storage, water quality, and wildlife habitats.

Read the full story in the SRUK News Release.