The Flow Country Partnership is taking its project on the road for a 16-day consultation tour of Caithness and Sutherland.
It is the most intact and extensive blanket bog system in the world and this remarkable place is so important that it could soon join Victoria Falls and The Rocky Mountains on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.
The Flow Country partnership, which includes Highland Council, wants to share the fantastic progress that has been made with this project and hear your thoughts on what a World Heritage Site could bring to the area.
The Flow Country is being nominated for the world class blanket bog it contains and the specialised biodiversity it supports.
The site boundary has been drawn to encapsulate these elements and as such is largely based on the existing designated sites which can be found in the region (Sites of Special Scientific Interest).
It is these existing designations that provide the protection to the site.
World Heritage listing would be an incredible accolade for the area and the communities that live and work there, and it is hoped it will also bring economic benefits.
To find out more about the project and share your thoughts, the partnership would be delighted to welcome you along to one of its drop-in events.
There will be maps, videos and plenty of information about the work the partnership is doing, as well as opportunities to contribute your ideas to the consultation.
There will also be plenty of tea and coffee.
If you cannot make it along to one of the drop-in events, you can also share your thoughts by visiting our online consultation: https://flowcountry.commonplace.is/
DATES AND VENUES FOR DROP-IN EVENTS
All venues 11am – 7pm (with the exception of Thurso, which will finish at 18:00).
9 May – Brora Community Centre
10 May – Golspie Community Lounge
11 May – Timespan, Helmsdale
12 May – Dunbeath Heritage Centre
13 May – Lybster Community Centre
16 May – Pulteney Centre, Wick
17 May – Reay Village Hall
18 May – Thurso Library
19 May – Ross Institute, Halkirk
20 May – Strathy Village Hall
23 May – Bettyhill Library
24 May – Tongue Community Hall
25 May – Altnaharra Hotel
26 May – Kildonan Community Hall
27 May – Halladale Hall, Forsinain
30 May – Lairg Community Centre