Land Use in Scotland: Changes, Challenges and Solutions

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 09:00

Change is never easy and the pressure on Scotland’s land use is increasing at a rapid pace. Nature based solutions are coming to the fore, yet in many cases, this approach results in conflicting pressures. The Scottish Land Use Strategy (LUS) 2016-2021 has been seeking to establish an integrated approach to ecosystem services. Traditionally, agriculture and sporting estates and more recently forestry have dominated our upland habitats, but we now want to utilise our uplands to achieve an increasing range of objectives.