Flow Country


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Flow Country

an area of moorland and peat bogs in northern Scotland known for its wildlife, now partly afforested
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The Flow Country, the unique peatland around Caithness and Sutherland, was chosen as the UK's only location for the World Heritage Volunteer (WHV) programme this year.
Nearly a quarter of this is the Flow Country, it is the best blanket bog of its type on the planet.
Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stir-ling FLOW COUNTRY EXHIBITION: See Fri for details.
Now a working group has been set up to push forward the plan to achieve official designation for the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland as a natural World Heritage Site.
A touring exhibition CALLEDTHE Flow Country, currently at Annan, has been created by RSPB Scotland for the Peatlands Partnership.
Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling FLOW COUNTRY EXHIBITION: This exhibition is all about the peatlands of the Flow Country, which stretches through Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland and is the best blanket bog of its type in the world, a place of vast inspirational landscapes, an epic backdrop to fascinating and beautiful details, from soaring hen harriers to insectivorous plants.
One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank nest.
The Flow Country is a true wilderness that has remained virtually untouched by humans since the end of the last ice age.
Britain's mountains and moorlands, lowland heath and the Scottish Flow Country are some of the toughest habitats of all; places where life really does live on the edge.
It includes: Darwin at Downe (the 2006 nomination), the Lake District, Cornwall and West Devon Mining Industry, Chatham Naval Dockyard, The New Forest, Great Western Railway, Shakespeare's Stratford, The Wash and North Norfolk Coast, Cairngorm Mountains, The Flow Country, Mount Stewart Gardens, Forth Railway Bridge, Fortress of Gibraltar.
The Peatlands Partnership will host a one-day conference focusing on the conservation achievements of The Flows to the Future Project and looking forward to the future of the Flow Country.