1 February 2017 – this site is live but is still under development
The Review of the Muirburn Code
Management of Moorland Vegetation by Burning and Cutting
In recognition of the importance of muirburn in the management of moorland and upland areas, the Scottish Government has commissioned Scotland’s Moorland Forum to review the Muirburn Code.
There is a full list of the Contents of the draft Code available from the Contents link at the bottom of each page. The website has been structured to group the guidance under four headings:
- Background – sets the scene;
- Regulation covers the guidance that MUST be taken into account in two sections: Muirburn Regulation and Protected Areas;
- A Muirburn Planning Table provides a summary of the general considerations that SHOULD be taken into account when preparing a plan for the muirburn season;
- Management issues are covered in two separate sections: Burning and Cutting.
- A Good Practice Management section covers some specific considerations associated with Muirburn on Peatland, Muirburn for Grazing Management and Grouse Moor Management.
- To make the Code easier to read, some of the detail has been removed from the body of the Code and is provided as Additional Information. A list of the Additional Information topics is available under the Information heading.
Development of the Revised Code – details
Comments & Feedback – details
Muirburn Code Review Blog – posts about the review
Please note: Any information contained on this site will not replace the existing Muirburn Code, which is available on the Scottish Government’s website, until a formal announcement is made. This will not happen during the current muirburn season that ends on 15th April 2017.
For further information about the review process contact Scotland’s Moorland Forum.