Moors make so­cio-eco­nomic in­vest­ment

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

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

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