The Lie of the Land
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Date: 1 Mar 2021 - 1 Mar 2021
Time: 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
The present balance of land use is the result of several thousand years of continuous change. The global migration of people and ideas; replacement of natural vegetation; rural depopulation and the growth of cities; past years of famine and hardship; the efficient pursuit of farming; the need for clean water and electrical power – all have shaped today’s use of land.
But what will drive future land use in Scotland? Debate is active: rewilding; the balance of land ownership; future rural subsidy; managed repopulation; halting ecological decline; preparing for future climate; and how to combat food insecurity. Do we use the land to its full potential and how might things change for the better for most people?
Can we construct a map of Scotland that shows the best use of the land for the foreseeable future?
The series is supported by The Pebble Trust, The Open University and Wildland Ltd.