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The Flow Country in the north of Scotland is the largest expanse of blanket bog in Europe. It is an area of wide open landscapes that is special for many reasons. These include its wildlife, and also the role of the underlying peat as a vast carbon store, which plays an important role in the fight against climate change. The Peatlands Partnership is a group of organisations with an interest in the management and future of the peatlands. In 2014 the Peatlands Partnership received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a five year project named Flows to the Future. This project, which is led by RSPB Scotland, has funding and support from many organisations, communities and individuals.

 

Our work

Highlights of 2016

Highlights of 2015

 

Contact

Alan Tissiman

Public Affairs Manager
RSPB North Scotland

e-mail Alan
01463 228810

Caroline Eccles

Project Manager
Flows to the Future

e-mail Caroline
01463 228829 or 07590441475

 

In the news

2017 Press releases

8 August - Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham opens the Flows Field Centre

15 July - Natural Food and Fabulous Music at RSPB Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve

14 July - New Flow Country exhibition launched at Caithness Horizons Museum

16 June - Exciting Volunteer Opportunities Available Across the Flow Country

8 May - The Flows Futureshapers: Residential weeks for 16 and 17 year olds at Forsinard

24 March - Submissions Now Open for 2018 Calendar Inspired by the Flow Country

23 March - Wintery Fact Finding Mission

March - Conservationists Seek Support for Sutherland Peatland Restoration Funding Bid

6 February - Flows Photography at Forsinard

4 January - Peat Creel Needed for New Display at Strathnaver Museum

 

2016 Press releases

21 November - Shaping the landscape – Dornoch students gain insight into the processes that created the Flow Country

25 Ocotober - Flows field centre open day success

19 October - Dark Skies at Forsinard

11 October - Flows Field Centre Open Day

9 August - Get outside this month! Free dragonfly and peatland wildlife workshops coming up in Reay and Wick

8 July - The Flows as an Outdoor Classroom

29 June - A new virtual Flow Country helps to inspire people about the Peatlands

9 May - Peatland Walks Week in the Flow Country

24 March - Flows to the Future project to host a Tourism Familiarisation Event

7 March - Explore the peatlands on the new Flow Country website

February - Volunteer with Flows to the Future

 

2015 Press Releases

16 December  - Bids sought for Interpretation contract

16 November - Star gazing in the Flow Country

28 September  - North Sutherland schools are film stars for the day

14 August - Field Centre Contract Awarded

10 July - Caithness school children gain a “Lookout” over the Flow Country

6 July - The peatlands inspire another day of creativity

26 June - Peatlands Poetry with George Gunn

20 June - 'Flows to the Future' - Writing workshop with George Gunn by Dunbeath Preservation TRust

19 June - New Flow Country viewing facility opens officially to visitors

4 June - Thurso pupils take their classroom out into the peatlands

2 June - Summer events n the Flow Country -The more you look the more you see

21 April - Work gathers a pace on new peatlands visitor attraction at Forsinard

3 April - Award-winning film-makers Maramedia move on to location in Flow Country

29 January - Peatlands Partnership announces that Flow Country Observatory to be built by local contractor

 

2014 Press Releases

24 November - The Partnership’s rationale for a peatlands field centre at Forsinard in the Flow Country

7 October - Peatlands Partnership issues first tenders for multi-million pound Flow Country restoration work

26 August - Arts and Science join forces to spread the word in Flows Project

14 July - Flows project will help drive north economy – Experts agree

9 July - Gaining a Perspective of the Flow Country

 

Media Assets

Press Photo Package (Zip file)

 

Brand material

Please adhere to the Flow Country brand guidelines when using the Flow Country brand visuals. Use of the materials for commercial purposes needs permission from one of our press contacts first.

Png files for the project and our funders are available as downloads below:

Flow Country logo  mono and mono reversed

Flows to the future Project logo mono and mono reversed

Peatlands Partnership logo mono and mono reversed

 

The logo is available in Gaelic and in other colours on request, as well as in .EPS and .JPG formats.

16 December  - Bids sought for Interpretation contract