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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 […]


CEI on film – Peat, people and partnerships

We are excited to bring you ‘Peat, people and partnerships’ a film about the East Ayrshire Coalfield Nature Network project! The film highlights achievements of the project and also unveils plans for the future, including a new ‘Nature Network Legacy’ project which will run between 2018 and 2020 and deliver […]


Celebration event marks successful Nature Network project

Forty people gathered in New Cumnock Town Hall on the evening of Thursday 19th April to celebrate the successes of Nature Network, a large-scale environmental project delivered by the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI). Nature Network ran between 2013 and 2018 and was part of EcoCo LIFE, a Central Scotland-wide […]