Consultation Begins - Drop in Sessions and Online Portal

04/05/2022 8:28am

The Flow Country Partnership is taking its project on the road for a 16-day consultation tour of Caithness and Sutherland.

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The Flow Country is the most intact and extensive blanket bog system in the world and this remarkable place is so important that it could soon join Victoria Falls and The Rocky Mountains on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

The Flow Country partnership, which includes Highland Council, wants to share the fantastic progress that has been made with this project and hear your thoughts on what a World Heritage Site could bring to the area.

The Flow Country is being nominated for the world class blanket bog it contains and the specialised biodiversity it supports. The site boundary has been drawn to encapsulate these elements and as such is largely based on the existing designated sites which can be found in the region (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). It is these existing designations that provide the protection to the site.

World Heritage listing would be an incredible accolade for the area and the communities that live and work there, and it is hoped it will also bring economic benefits.

To find out more about the project and share your thoughts, the partnership would be delighted to welcome you along to one of its drop-in events (see timetable below).

There will be maps, videos and plenty of information about the work the partnership is doing, as well as opportunities to contribute your ideas to the consultation. There will also be plenty of tea and coffee.

If you cannot make it along to one of the drop-in events, you can also share your thoughts by visiting our online consultation from Monday 9th May:


All venues 11am – 7pm (with the exception of Thurso, which will finish at 18:00).

9 May - Brora Community Centre

10 May - Golspie Community Lounge

11 May - Timespan, Helmsdale

12 May - Dunbeath Heritage Centre

13 May - Lybster Community Centre

16 May - Pulteney Centre, Wick

17 May - Reay Village Hall

18 May - Thurso Library

19 May - Ross Institute, Halkirk

20 May - Strathy Village Hall

23 May - Bettyhill Library

24 May - Tongue Community Hall

25 May - Altnaharra Hotel

26 May - Kildonan Community Hall

27 May - Halladale Hall, Strath Halladale

30 May - Lairg Community Centre