Peatland Picture

Protecting & Enhancing Your Peatland Assets

Date
Time 10:00 - 11:30
Capacity 20 places available
Booking Cut-off Tuesday 29 Jun, 12:00:pm
Contact jane.laing@scottishlandandestates.co.uk
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Peatland Restoration is currently a hot topic for many land managers, especially with the funding being provided by the Scottish Government. Peatlands in good health are valuable carbon stores and have many benefits for people and nature.  If you would like to find out more about “Peatland Restoration” and the incentives available to help you restore your peatlands then our free webinar on Wednesday 30 June from 10-11.30am is a must attend! 

We have a great panel of speakers lined up to speak to you and share their knowledge, tips and expertise.

Andrew McBride, from Peatland ACTION will speak about the work of Peatland ACTION and the funding available and the grant process.

Dee Ward from Rottal Estate will talk about his peatland restoration project journey so far – how it is paying off in a profitable way and also the wider environmental benefits. 

Freddie Ingleby , new Caledonian Climate Partners (CCP) CEO – supported by Angus Davidson (CCP Director and Project Developer) will talk about nature based solutions, the Peatland Carbon Code and voluntary carbon market, project development and monitoring.

This webinar will cover: 

  • Scotland’s Green Recovery and the role of peatland restoration
  • What is the Peatland Action Programme and the long term commitment
  • What does restoration look like and what support is available
  • What is the multiple benefits of Peatlands
  • Why Dee Ward decided to restore his peatlands
  • Dee’s challenges and outcomes
  • The environmental and financial benefits of Peatland Restoration
  • Nature based solutions
  • Peatland Carbon Code
  • Voluntary Carbon Market, project development and monitoring
  • Questions and Answers

Join Andrew McBride, Peatland ACTION, Dee Ward from Rottal Estates, Freddie Ingleby and Angus Davidson, Caledonian Climate Partners on Wednesday 30 June at 10am.

Don’t miss out book now and find out how you can Protect and Enhance Your Peatland Assets!

 

Sponsored by: Peatland ACTION and Caledonian Climate Partners

Peatland Action lOGO     Caledonian Climate Partners

Andrew McBride

Andrew McBride

Andrew has worked for over 30 years in nature conservation.  During this time he graduated from Edinburgh University, managed 3 nature reserves, and with his wife ran an ecological consultancy covering all aspects of land management and development. Since then he has been SNH’s Lowland Wetland Adviser and for the last 9 years started and led the Peatland Action programme of Peatland restoration.  Andrew has a wide range of land management experience focussing primarily on wetlands for which he has a particular enthusiasm.  His work has involved; review of policy and planning applications including windfarms, housing, the Queensferry Bridge, designated site monitoring, wetland management and training.  Andrew has represented Scotland on several National wetland biodiversity and water based groups, as well as offering policy advice on peat extraction, bog restoration, climate change, natural flood management, diffuse pollution and forestry on peatlands.  As Chief Editor of the Fen Management Handbook, he produced the handbook on a limited and variable budget. In addition Andrew worked closely with colleagues in SEPA to produce a wetland inventory for Scotland and a wetland typology to encourage a greater understanding of wetland types.  Delivery of the Peatland ACTION Programme is the current focus of attention.  Key to his work is making things happen on the ground and getting practical advice out to those who need it.

 

Dee Ward

Dee owns and runs Rottal Estate in the Angus Glens. Rottal is accredited by Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) and is a mixed upland estate with the focus very much on wildlife and biodiversity balanced alongside a traditional sporting estate. The estate activities include sheep farming, holiday lets, grouse shooting, deer stalking, a hydro-electric scheme and an events space as well as lots of on-going environmental projects such as peatland restoration, flood mitigation, tree planting and river restoration work. Dee’s background is primarily in business, having built up and sold an office watercooler business, and following that assisting a couple of small Scottish software businesses. Dee is Vice Chair Policy for Scottish Land & Estates as well as chairman of Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) and also chairman of the Angus Glens Moorland Group.

 

Angus Davidson

Angus Davidson, Director Caledonian Climate Partners

Angus has advised farmers and crofters throughout the Scottish Highlands for more than 30 years, with a particular focus on funding opportunities. Since 2017, he has diversified significantly with the development of a peatland restoration team and is now recognised by the Peatland Carbon Code Register as the most active peatland restoration developer in Scotland.

 

Freddie Ingleby

Freddie Ingleby, CEO Caledonian Climate Partners

With ten years of operational experience working for global corporates, Freddie is the eyes and ears of Caledonian Climate. He works closely with our business and landholder partners to build strong, lasting relationships and maximise mutual benefits. Freddie has a background in farming, a love for the Scottish countryside and a desire to make a positive personal impact on rural communities and ecosystems.

 

 

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