Flow Country World Heritage Volunteers 2024

23/05/2024 1:39pm
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The Flow Country, located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is widely considered to be the best example of blanket bog in the world. Together with associated areas of heath and open water, it is of international importance as a habitat for a diverse range of rare and unusual breeding birds. Our project, which has been inscribed on the Tentative List for World Heritage status since 2012, aims to protect and celebrate the peatlands and their communities while raising awareness of our World Heritage Site bid. We're expecting a decision on the outcome of our World Heritage Site Bid in late July 2024. 

From the 10th – 21st August 2024, we're hosting a group of young people age 18-30 years old at the Flows Field Centre based at Forsinard as part of the World Heritage Volunteers Programme. This programme aims to introduce young people from various backgrounds to The Flow Country peatlands, offering educational opportunities for international volunteers and raising awareness on both local and national stages.


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The programme will combine hands-on restoration work with community engagement and educational activities. You will participate in:

  • Peatland monitoring introduction

  • Moth trap workshop

  • Native tree tending

  • Volunteering at a butterfly bank

  • Sphagnum moss workshop

  • Regenerating conifer control

During the programme, the volunteers will stay at the Forsinard Field Centre, sharing rooms with their fellow volunteers. Meals will be prepared in groups. 

For those travelling for the programme, you can reach the site by train from Inverness. There is also an airport in Inverness for international volunteers.

The programme is free to attend but volunteers are responsible for their travel to and from Forsinard, as well as their food for the duration of the programme.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, you can contact Milly or Joe at the emails below: