2.2 Muirburn Season

Muirburn is permitted only during the statutory muirburn season, which runs from 1st October to 15th April inclusive.

The season can be extended to 30th April, with the permission of the landowner, but this is not encouraged due to risks to ground-nesting birds in late-April.

In specific exceptional cases, a licence to carry out burning outwith the season may be applied for – see paragraph 5.2.

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