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Grouse moor burning season opens despite growing controversy

Today the burning of Britain’s carbon-rich peat moors by grouse shooting estates begins amid mounting controversy surrounding the contribution the practice makes to climate change. Wild Moors is warning that a complete ban on burning on peatlands, a ritual performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse […]

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Standard Life snaps up moorland estate for rewilding in net-zero drive

Standard Life Investments Property Income buys nearly 1,500 hectares in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park in a bold carbon offset transaction. Standard Life Investments Property Income is backing moves to reforest part of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park in a bid to reach net-zero emissions. In a marked departure from its normal holdings […]

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BrewDog will restore a former grouse moor in the race to reach net-zero

BrewDog has bought a 9,000 acre former grouse moor in the Cairngorms in a bid to reduce the craft beer producer’s carbon footprint. The multinational brewery and pub chain has purchased the Kinrara Estate and unveiled plans for its Lost Forest, a programme of landscape regeneration which involves rewetting carbon-rich peatlands [...]