The Peatlands Partnership is announcing the start of an extensive community consultation over a proposed World Heritage Site for The Flow Country, the vast area in Sutherland and Caithness that is now widely recognised as being the best peatland of its type in the world.

Come along between 11am and 7pm to one of our local drop-in events to chat about the possibility that the area might become a World Heritage Site.  The Golspie event will be open from 1pm to 7pm. We are not only interested in your feedback and views but also your ideas and peat bog memories.  This will help us to prepare a plan to cover the many opportunities that World Heritage Site status might bring to the area.

Date: Location:
14th May Pultney Centre, Wick
15th May Golspie Community Centre
16th May Timespan, Helmsdale
17th May Dunbeath Heritage Centre
20th May Brora Community Centre
21st May Lybster Community Centre
22nd May Altnaharra Hotel
23rd May Youth Centre, Halkirk
24th May Thurso Library
27th May Lairg Community Centre
28th May Strathy Village Hall
29th May Tongue Village Hall
30th May Kildonan Hall

Feedback forms will be available at all drop-in events, as well as on The Flow Country web site at:

You can also use The Highland Council’s online consultation portal from the 14th May at:

For more information please contact Joe Perry, Project Coordinator, Flow Country World Heritage Site Working Group – or 07775411270.