SAC muirburn workshops

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SAC muirbun expert Dr Alastair Hamilton will be on tour over the next couple of weeks delivering a series of free muirburn workshops.

The events will take place on Lewis and Benbecula and in Ross-shire on February 11, 12 and 18th. Alastair will be joined at each location by staff members from the local SAC Consulting Farm Business Services offices who will be offering a local perspective.

All three workshops will cover topics including the environmental benefits of muirburn, the principles of fire and muirburn planning, practice and regulation.

The workshops are free but participants are asked to phone the local SAC offices to register and for further information and directions.

In Stornoway the workshop will take place at 7.30pm on Friday February 11th at Marybank Mission House (next to Lava Garage) and in Benbecula at 11.30am, Saturday, February 12th at the Dark Island Hotel.

Contact numbers for SAC offices are: Stornoway - 01851 703103; SAC Benbecula - 01870 602336.

The workshops are being funded by the Scottish Government as part of its Biodiversity and Conservation Advisory Activity.