Scotland: A Rewilding Journey


11th May

1:15 pm

In association with HSS

Presented by Peter Cairns, Executive Director of rewilding charity SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, this visually stunning presentation takes us on a fascinatinng and thought-provoking journey. Peter talks about the vision to create a vast network of rewilded land and water across Scotland, where wildlife flourishes and people thrive.

It wasn’t so long ago that vibrant, wild forest stretched across much of Scotland. Beavers and cranes were at home in extensive wetlands. Salmon and trout filled the rivers. Lynx, wolf and wild boar stalked wooded glades. Today, although it’s easy to be seduced by the raw beauty of the landscape, Scotland has become one of the most ecologically depleted nations on Earth. Our large carnivores are all gone, our soils have become impoverished and across millions of acres, a bare, denuded landscape supports very little life.

It doesn’t have to be this way. A bold vision for the future is slowly emerging where native woodlands regenerate at a landscape scale; where damaged peatlands are restored; where rivers run freely and where oceans are full of life. This is the vision of a wilder Scotland.

SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey showcases the country’s beauty and drama, but also poses an intriguing question: What should Scotland look like?

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