Nature Champions visit to Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve with Fiona Hyslop MSP
What words springs to mind when you think of blanket bogs? Wet, wild, bleak, boggy, peaty, wonderful or expanse? Well for Fiona Hyslop MSP who is Scotland’s Nature Champion for blanket bogs its ‘extraordinary’ and Scotland’s blanket bogs really are extraordinary. Standing on a blanket bog in Scotland, looking out over the gently undulating moss hummocks and pools, you could be standing on several metres of peat, that has formed over thousands of years (as little as 1mm of peat is formed in a year) and represents a globally rare habitat.