The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Area wor­thy of her­itage sta­tus

- Ecology · UNESCO

Re­search sug­gest­ing a sin­gle wild­fire dou­bled Scot­land’s green­house gas emis­sions while it burned for six days are truly eye-open­ing. It un­der­lines the need for a more co-or­di­nated ap­proach to pre­vent­ing such blazes.

At the same time it shines a light on just how spe­cial an area the Flow Coun­try is – both for the life it sus­tains and the en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age it shields us from.

Nowhere else is home to such a rolling ex­panse of blan­ket bog with all the nat­u­ral wonders that brings. How much bet­ter it would be pro­tected if given Unesco World Her­itage sta­tus would have to be seen – but it seems only right it should be con­sid­ered.

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