Moors make socio-economic investment
SIR, – It is important to note that the findings within the final report of the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project are not exclusively confined to the environment (The Press and Journal, October 8).
The project saw over £244,000 invested annually into the moor through rural employment and supporting local trade and businesses.
This level of socio-economic investment is representative of that of other grouse moors in Scotland, which are often situated in fragile rural communities.
We must maintain and support their significant and unparalleled contribution to the Scottish countryside and rural economy.
Ross Ewing, Political and Press Officer (Scotland), The British Association for Shooting and Conservation, Scottish Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld, Perthshire