Wildlife, Land Reform and Environment

Wildlife, Land Reform and Environment: How radical reform of grouse moors can change the face of Scotland…

If grouse moors were allowed to revive, what would they look like? from Revive on Vimeo.

Tickets are now available for Revive’s first national event in Perth. Tickets are already going fast so make sure you get in there quick!

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

Almost a fifth of Scotland is managed for grouse shooting with little benefit for our people and at a great cost to our wildlife and environment.

This interactive public conference will explore the impacts that grouse moors have on birds of prey and animal welfare, our environment and natural landscape, and how changes in land management and ownership could unlock an exciting future for our people and our communities. Plus there will be lots of stalls from some great organisations to interact with throughout the day.

Confirmed speakers include all the Directors of the Revive coalition (including Ruth Tingay and Robin McAlpine), Andy Wightman MSP, speakers from the RSPB, Scottish Environmental LINK and Scotland the Big Picture. The full programme will be released closer to the time.

As tickets are free spaces are limited we would appreciated it that when you book it is taken as a solid confirmation of your attendance.

When: August 3rd, 10 am – 4.30 pm

Where: Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

*please note that the venue will be open no earlier than 10 am where you can access stalls and relax before the event begins.

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  1. Gordon G Benton says:

    I am looking at this subject in the context of a Master Plan which we could call ‘SCOTLAND 2045’. It is difficult to see plans for grouse moors without considering the whole Nation; half of the private land as we know is in the hands of 432 ‘corporations’, and whilst we are dealing with this exceptional piece of ‘desertification’, I suggest we must look at the whole matter of depopulation of these lands – or at least where they will fit in.
    Primarily the Scottish Government must accept responsibility for providing the infrastructure (not just roads but schools, clinics, bridges, tunnels) and create jobs through such as incentivising investors, arranging Joint Ventures (JVs) with/ without Government share, and such as Free Trade Zones (FTZs). Through the development of Edge Cities , New Towns and the expansion of existing settlements, this will attract settlement of our young citizens into our empty spaces, rather than as at present, when they are continuing to flee.
    It will be interesting to hear the speakers address the issue of ‘grouse moors’ without tying this to the re-population concerns that will be needed to be resolved.

  2. John Monro says:

    I’d love to go, but it’s a bit far from NZ. But good luck for the meeting. The mere fact that these discussions or arguments are now taking place is a sign that people are waking up to the way we accept a damaged landscape because we don’t know any better, and that there is something that can be done about it.

  3. Frank says:

    “The forests grew at one time over three thousand feet, and you’ll see the stumps of the old trees still up there. And at the present day once you go up the Windy Corner, there’s no trees at that height. There was a saying at one time that a squirrel could travel from Forres to the top of Cairngorm without touching the ground. There was so much forest. They cut a lot in those days when the Englishmen were there. They had been years there working.”
    Found in – https://calumimaclean.blogspot.com/2013/09/floating-timber-down-spey.html

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