The Scottish Government missed its annual target to restore Scotland’s peatland by a wide margin in 2021-22 for the fourth consecutive year.
July 14, 2022
Scottish ministers refused to join with their Welsh and English counterparts in supporting proposals for a ban on the sale of peat-based compost across the three nations, we can reveal.
July 10, 2022
A horticultural firm claiming to lead the way in moving towards alternatives to peat-based compost, lobbied the UK Government to be allowed to sell the product to gardeners beyond 2030, an investigation by The Ferret has found.
January 17, 2022
Wind farms on Scotland’s peatland could be doing much more damage to the climate than previously thought.
October 29, 2021
Less than a third of the Scottish Government’s annual peatland restoration targets have been met over the last two years.
April 20, 2021
An attempt by a fertiliser multinational to extend peat extraction in south-west Scotland has been unanimously rejected by a council on grounds it would contribute to climate change.
March 9, 2021
The UK Government has bought nearly 4,000 cubic metres of peat-based compost extracted from peatlands in Scotland, prompting criticism this “makes a mockery” of its climate policies.
February 8, 2021
A multinational fertiliser company has been accused of making “factually inaccurate” claims in support of its attempts to extend peat extraction in south west Scotland.
January 5, 2021
Two attempts to extend peat extraction in Scotland have either been withdrawn or rejected by planning authorities since they were revealed by The Ferret.
September 22, 2020