A landscape shaped by water and ice | The Flow Country

A landscape shaped by water and ice

Be amazed | The Flow Country

Be amazed

The more you look, the more you see | The Flow Country

The more you look, the more you see

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18 Aug 2017

Welcome to The Flow Country – one of the world’s last wild places, in the far north of Scotland. This vast expanse of blanket bog is a vital defence against the effects of climate change.

From above the land is a mottled pattern of peat and pools, their colours shifting like an opal. But look a little closer and you’ll find a world of amazing plants, rare birds, and a place to be inspired by peace and space.

Get to know the Flow Country for real

About the Flow Country

Peatlands are for people as well as wildlife. It’s hard to grow crops on the wet bog itself, but in the wide, shallow valleys that cut through it – called straths in Scotland – people have lived and farmed for thousands of years.

 

Today, The Flow Country is being managed to encourage community and economic development, as well as to benefit the peatland environment. You’ll find thriving communities along the straths and around the edges of the rolling moorland, and fascinating stories of how people live and work alongside the peat bog.

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News

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham opens Flows Field Centre

On Monday 7 August the volunteering and research centre was opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, as part of her visit to the Peatlands Partnership in Forsinard
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New Volunteer Positions Announced

The Flows to the Future Project and RSPB Scotland are excited to announce opportunities for local volunteers to assist with their vital work in the Flow Country.
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Photo Competition

We’d love to see what you make of the Flows. Our photo competition is a chance to showcase your memories and impressions – and inspire others with your pictures!

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