CEI celebrate completion of over 600 hectares of bog restoration work in East Ayrshire!

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) are celebrating their completion of 609 hectares (ha) of peatland restoration work in East Ayrshire! Weitshaw Muir, Sorn © CEI 2019 Our recently completed work at Weitshaw Muir in the Sorn Estate has delivered 130 hectares of blanket bog restoration on deep peat […]

CEI manages rushy ground for wading birds

CEI has been working with a local farmer, RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage to manage areas of dense soft rush, creating habitat for wading birds in an area that buffers one of our peatland restoration sites. A mosaic of farmland habitats (including more intensively-managed land) is essential for wading […]

22nd July 2018: Bog Bathing for National Bog Day

We’ve heard about Japanese concept of ‘Forest Bathing’, but what about ‘Bog Bathing’? Often overlooked as ‘that brownish expanse of unproductive land over there where the midges live’, at a distance peatlands can look fairly plain. The unique and untamed beauty of bogs is revealed when explored on foot and […]