Video: New Bill could place peatlands at risk


Scottish Wildfire Forum chief Bruce Farquharson gave a fascinating talk to attendees at the SGA AGM on Friday March 1st, 2024 in Perth.

Scottish Wildfire Forum chief warns new Bill could place Scotland's peatlands at risk

Bruce discussed the potential impacts of the Wildlife Management and Muirburn Bill, in the context of preventing and tackling wildfire.


Key themes were that the Bill could place Scotland’s precious peatlands at greater risk.


He also expressed concern that a restrictive licensing scheme could see more of Scotland’s uplands un-managed, leaving them ‘ripe for a wildfire to come through and cause damage.’


The SGA recognises the scenarios described by Bruce and will be discussing this with Scottish Government officials this week, ahead of the final stage of the Bill. 


Watch the video here, on SGA YouTube. Remember to subscribe to our channel, so you don’t miss any updates.

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