I support significant reform of Scotland’s grouse moors, sign the petition here
Almost a fifth of Scotland’s landmass is a grouse moor.
Estimates vary from 12-18 % but nobody really knows because there is not enough meaningful data on what the land is used for.
The mass killing of Scottish mountain hares, the environmental damage from muir burning on vital peatlands, the mass culling of tens of thousands of Scottish mammals and illegal raptor persecution are just some of the problems associated with driven grouse shooting. This all happens to protect red grouse so hundreds of thousands of them can be shot for fun in the space of just four months every year.
The Revive coalition believes the time has come to transform Scotland’s grouse moors for the benefit of our people, our wildlife and our environment.
If grouse moors were allowed to revive, what would they look like, click here for a short video.
The Red Grouse, Lagopus lagopus scotica, is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland.
Mountain Hare, Lepus Timidus
An iconic upland species, mountain hares are famed for their camouflage. In summer, their coat is a grey-brown colour with a tinge of blue, making them hard to spot against the typical backdrop of heather moorland. In winter, they change to almost completely white to camouflage with snow – only their ear tips stay black.