Friday, 30 September 2011

Muirburn Group News Release

The Muirburn Group has issued a News Release covering the recent and possible legislative changes and giving encouragement to carry out muirburn. The release can be downloaded from the Forum's website.

Scottish Moorland Group Newsletter

The Group's Newsletter can be viewed from this link.

Asulam - some good news

A summary of the outcomes from a meeting held between representatives of the bracken control industry and UPL can be found on the Heather Trust's Blog.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Asulam for Bracken control - the appeal fails

For information about this, see the post on The Heather Trust's Blog.

It is a major issue for Scotland as well as other areas of the UK with large areas of bracken cover.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Langholm Moor Demonstration Project

Wildlife has published an article summarises the 3 year review of the project and provides a useful summary of progress.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Meet the Minister at Glensaugh

Lord Lindsay and Prof Iain Gordon, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, jointly hosted a meeting at the Glensaugh Research Station for Stewart Stevenson, MSP, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.  This gave representatives of both organisations a chance to discuss upland issues with the Minister in an informal, practical setting.  The weather was fair and some interesting discussion too place.  The JHI communications team issued a press release which can be viewed here and the Press & Journal published a short article which can be downloaded here.

This was a good chance to impress on the Minister the role that the Forum has in generating consensus.  It linked well to the JHI message about the need for partnership and engagement with the end users of the science.  The proposal to establish an annual research exchange meeting at Glensaugh received all round support and the aim will be to set this up as soon as possible.