2024 UPDATE:

The collection of Moorland Management Best Practice (MMBP) Guidance is currently under review and updated guidance will be added to the Published Guidance section of the website over the coming months.

A new look for Moorland Management Best Practice

These Guides have been created by a Steering Group of organisations who have an interest and knowledge of managing Scotland’s moorland. The guides have been deliberately designed to provide practitioners with clear and relevant information on a variety of topics.

As part of the Moorland Forum’s programme of work, MMBP brings together a range of stakeholders to develop practical guidance for moorland managers. The steering group works collaboratively to draft, revise and update guidance documents according to priorities identified by the group. These vary from long-standing issues around tick control and heather beetle to a more recent interest in heather cutting and mechanical management of moorland vegetation. A range of new topics is currently being considered for inclusion in this suite of guidance, and work is underway on expanding and developing best practice for the future.

Moorland Management Best Practice Guidance has been through a number of changes over the last ten years, evolving from the original Principles of Moorland Management to its current guise as MMBP. Change and evolution will continue, and we always welcome feedback and ideas from moorland managers on everything from technical information to the structure, layout and presentation of existing information. As the process continues to evolve and develop, we remain clear on the idea that this guidance is developed by and on behalf of people on the ground, helping them to share knowledge and raise standards for important and valued moorland habitats across Scotland.

Patrick Laurie
Steering Group Chair
Moorland Management Best Practice Guidance

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