Blàr mònach (field of peat banks)

"Peat soils cover over a fifth of Scotland’s land area, but the importance of these areas as providers of natural services that offer benefits to all parts of society is only just starting to be fully appreciated. Deep peat contains some of the highest concentrations of carbon in Europe but peatlands are also important for agriculture, recreation and sporting enterprises, as well as supporting internationally important blanket and raised bog habitats."

Simon Thorp, Director of The Heather Trust and Scotland’s Moorland Forum. In this latter capacity he briefed Scotland's 2020 Climate Group about the importance of peatlands to Scotland at a meeting in June 2011.