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Peat Surveys: Peat Deposits

Maps of the distribution of surveys of peat deposits by the Scottish Peat Committee and Macaulay Institute Peat Surveys (since 1984)

Scottish Peat Survey sites: Scottish Peat Committee and Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
Sites of topographic surveys of peat deposits in Scotland

 

 

 

Identifier Name Survey Year Total Area (ha; >0.5m depth) Total Volume (m3) Max. Depth (m) Mean Depth (m)
1 Flanders Moss (East) 1956 915 39,400,000 7.0 N/A
2 Altnabreac Moss 1950 7,024 156,143,504 6.01 2.2
3 Badanloch Moss 1951 807 16,460,000 5.5 2.0
4 Loch Nan Clar Moss 1951 1,052 23,000,000 5.0 2.2
5 Airds Moss 1952 1,066 28,400,000 7.0 2.7
6 Barvas Road 1953 and 1979 3,635 84,062,000 5.0 N/A
7 Flanders West 1953 521 22,200,000 8.0 N/A
8 Strathy-Halladale Mosses 1953 and 1954 4,604 103,496,794 6.0 2.3
9 Gardrum Moss 1955 159 6,505,868 8.5 4.1
10 Darnrig Moss2 1954 147 6,100,000 9.8 4.2
11 Blairderry-Grennan-Dergoals Mosses 1954 543 20,020,000 N/A 3.7
12 Dirskelpin, Mark of Luce & Knocketie 1955 372 11,461,000 7.6 3.1
13 Moss of Cree 1954 419 14,403,000 7.6 3.1
14 Nutberry Moss, Dornock Flow

1967 and 1998

Area not calculated Volume not calculated 7.5 N/A
15 Dava Moss 1955 760 18,350,000 7.5 2.5
16 Achairn Moss 1956 158 3,901,000 7.4 2.7
17 Shielton Moss 1958 2,684 81,980,000 7.5 3.1
18 Auchencorth Moss 1955 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 9.5 N/A
19 Bad na Baighe 1955 5 120,320 4.6 N/A
20 Lon Mor and Inchnacardoch 1956 and 1958 5.8 104,900 4.3 1.8
21 Ryeflat Moss 1957 73 3,600,000 7.3 5.0
22 Cranley Bog 1957 93 3,340,000 7.5 3.6
23 Coalburn Bog 1957 70.1 Volume not calculated 5.1 3.8
24a Townfoot and Holmhead 1958 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 4.0 N/A
24b Racks Moss 1958 500 21,682,400 7.0 4.6
24c Ironhirst Moss 1958 287 14,321,800 6.8 5.0
24d Longbridge Moss 1958 581 23,491,300 7.5 4.6
24e Craigs Moss 1958 325 8,219,100 5.9 3.0
25a Kame 1958 68 6,390,000 N/A 2.8
25b Yell U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.5 N/A
26 Altnabreac Moss - reclamation area 1958 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 2.5 N/A
27 Gartur Bog 1958 257 12,600,000 8.0 4.9
28 Laggan Moss 1963 296 9,973,100 7.3 3.4
29 Monadh Nan Cathag 1958 502 14,050,000 N/A 2.8
30 Altnabreac Moss - extension 1959 85 2,453,000 7.0 N/A
31 Moss of Achnacree 1959 200 3,790,000 3.5 1.9
32 Moine Mhor 1959 505 8,700,000 10.6 N/A
33 Portree Bog 1960 332 3,896,000 6.4 2.9
34 Blacklaw Moss 1959 32 1,471,000 7.5 N/A
35 Harburn and Cobbinshaw Bogs 1961 661 26,609,000 8.9 4.0
36 Flow of Dergoals 14960 370 8,400,000 9..8 N/A
37 Knock Moss 1961 180 5,349,000 6.4 3.0
38 Dirnean Fell 1960 41 Volume not calculated 6.7 N/A
39 Annabaglish Moss, Drumbow and Challochglass Mosses 1960 567 20,280,000 9.2 3.8
40 Awhirk Moss 1961 3 Volume not calculated 7.0 N/A
41 Mindork Moss 1961 182 6,290,000 6.8 3.5
42 Glims Moss 1962 124 3,720,000 6.3 3.0
43 White Moss (Orkney) 1961 26 900,000 6.3 3.4
44 Kame of Corrigall 1961 2,395 Volume not calculated >1.0 N/A
45 Keelylang Hill 1961 1,448 Volume not calculated >1.0 N/A
46a Hobbister Hill 1961 78 Volume not calculated 0.8 N/A
46b Veness Hill 1961 75 Volume not calculated 0.8 N/A
47 Northwald-Backatown 1961 80 Volume not calculated 2.0 N/A
48 Greenay Hill 1961 198 Volume not calculated 0.7 N/A
49 Nun Rig 1962 807 Volume not calculated 5.4 N/A
50 Dogden Moss 1962 158 7,260,000 8.9 N/A
51 Jordonlaw Moss 1961 32 Volume not calculated 7.3 N/A
52 Broomiebank 1962 85 Volume not calculated 4.5 N/A
53 Corsbie Moor 1961 20 Volume not calculated 1.3 N/A
54 Gordon Moss 1961 45 Volume not calculated 2.5 N/A
55 Macks Mill 1961 35 Volume not calculated 1.2 N/A
56 Heathery Moss 1961 54 Volume not calculated 1.5 N/A
57 Din Moss 1961 32 Volume not calculated 7.5 N/A
58 Fans Moss 1961 70 Volume not calculated 5.8 N/A
59 Threepwood Moss 1961 107 Volume not calculated 11.0 N/A
60 Longmuir Moss 1961 11 Volume not calculated 5.1 N/A
61 Earnscleugh 1961 11 Volume not calculated 2.3 N/A
62 Borrowstoun Rig 1961 13 Volume not calculated 1.0 N/A
63 Earnscleugh Rig 1961 9 Volume not calculated 1.2 N/A
64 Crawlee Moss 1961 4 Volume not calculated 0.7 N/A
65a Polwarth Moss 1961 18 Volume not calculated 2.3 1.4
65b Shiningpool Bog 1961 38 Volume not calculated 1.6 1.2
66 Mountmain-Townlaw Area 1961 329 Volume not calculated 2.0 N/A
67 Deaf Heights Area 1961 291 Volume not calculated 1.8 N/A
68 Redscar Law-Maiden Law Area 1961 508 Volume not calculated 2.6 N/A
69 Scroof Hill-Dunlee Hill Area 1961 160 Volume not calculated 0.9 N/A
70 Barons Folly 1961 11 Volume not calculated 2.9 1.5
71 Rumster Forest 1963 797 Volume not calculated 6.2 N/A
72 Fiag Plantation 1962 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 3.9 N/A
73 Lambhill Moss (New Pitsligo) 1961 Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
74 St Fergus Moss 1961 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 7.4 N/A
75 Moss of Cruden 1961 648 Volume not calculated 4.5 N/A
76 Burreldale Moss 1961 69 Volume not calculated 6.0 N/A
77 Red Moss (Dyce) 1961 219 Volume not calculated 5.7 N/A
78 Skene Moss (Line 1) 1961 52 Volume not calculated 6.6 N/A
79 Moss of Air 1961 71 Volume not calculated 5.3 N/A
80 Red Moss (Candyglirach) 1961 Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
81 Hare Moss 1961 Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
82 Fala Moor 1963 Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
83 Wisdomhow Bog U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
85 Auchlee Hill U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 0.9 N/A
86 Wyndford 1965 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 3.0 N/A
87 Wyndford Valley Bog 1965 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 7.5 N/A
88 Eslie Moss U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 1.8 N/A
89 Back Hill of Bush 1965 990 Volume not calculated 6.0 N/A
91 Letham Moss U/K and 1998 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.4 N/A
92 Dornal Bog U/K 162 Volume not calculated 7.5 N/A
93 Cairnadloch Bog U/K 60 Volume not calculated 2.5 N/A
94 Red Moss U/K 138 Volume not calculated 6.6 N/A
95 Kentra Moss 1968 441 Volume not calculated 4.5 N/A
96 Claish Moss 1968 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.1 N/A
97 St Michael's Wood – Leuchars U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
98 Lockshaw Moss U/K 32 Volume not calculated 8.0 N/A
99 Druim na Moine U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 4.9 N/A
100 Shelforkie Moss U/K 49 Volume not calculated >9.0 N/A
101 Glen Bellart Bog 1968 Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
102 Cairn Duhie U/K 364 Volume not calculated 5.7 N/A
103 Achneim U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 3.6 N/A
104 White Moss (Peeblesshire) U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 6.7 N/A
105 Machrie Bog U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 2.5 N/A
106 Carnoch U/K 335 Volume not calculated 5.4 N/A
107 Methven Moss U/K 57 Volume not calculated 7.2 N/A
108 Ulbster Bog U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 10.8 N/A
109 Giar Hill, Caithness U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.8 N/A
110 Dunnet Hill/ Moss of Dunnet U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 2.0 N/A
111 Bogach nan Sgadan U/K 344 Volume not calculated 6.0 N/A
112 Glen Gerisdale U/K 180 Volume not calculated 4.3 N/A
114 North Shielton Bog and Moss of Toftingall U/K 890 Volume not calculated N/A N/A
115 Craigencrow Moss U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
116 Moss Morran U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
117 Wartle Moss U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 2.0 N/A
118 Bogach nan Sgadan (reclamation) U/K 57 Volume not calculated N/A N/A
119 Braid Fell, Sheuchan & Quarter Fell U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
120 West Freugh U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
122 Greenhead Moss 1993 Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.2 N/A
113a Dale Moss U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated N/A N/A
113b Feith Shalloch Bog U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 4.8 N/A
113c Hecken Big U/K 41 Volume not calculated 3.2 1.8
113d Marl Moss U/K 12 Volume not calculated 2.0 1.1
113e Moss of Greenland U/K 122 Volume not calculated 1.6 1.2
113f Moss of Toftingall U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 7.0 N/A
113g Refaithy Bog U/K 81 Volume not calculated

5.0

2.4
113h Scorrie Moss U/K 41 Volume not calculated 2.2 1.4
113i Stroupster and Hollandmet U/K Area not calculated Volume not calculated 5.0 2.2
113j Weydale U/K 101 Volume not calculated 1.6 0.8
113k Yellow Moss U/K 121 Volume not calculated 2.0 1.0
MI2 Creca Moss 1997 N/A N/A 8.4 N/A
MI12 Drumbow Moss 1997 N/A N/A 6.8 N/A
MI13 Drumbreck Moss 1997 N/A N/A 9.5 N/A

Footnotes:

  1. Interpolated values from field observations
  2. All peat area surveyed, not only that greater than 0.5m

Summary of 17 selected sites

  • A summary of data on the number of point measurements, area and mean depths has been generated for 17 selected sites. This will be updated as information becomes available.

Notes:

Identifier

  • 1 to 70: Scottish Peat Committee Moss Survey report number
  • 71 to 122: Macaulay Institute for Soil Research survey number
  • MI: Post-1984 survey codes

Name:

  • Name of peat deposit or bog

Survey year:

  • Year of survey published, if known. U/K not recorded on map.

Total Area (ha) (>0.5 m depth):

  • Area to nearest ha, of peat greater than 0.5 m.  For full topographic surveys, the area can be calculated

Total Volume (m3):

  • Volume of peat for areas greater than 0.5m deep. For full topographic surveys, the volume can be calculated

Max. Depth (m):

  • Maximum measured depth, unless otherwise stated

Mean depth (m):

  • Mean depth of areas greater than 0.5 m deep.

Collated from survey data records, by: 

  • David Miller – formerly surveyor, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, currently Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, James Hutton Institute
  • Allan Robertson – formerly Head of Department, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
  • John Bell – soil surveyor, Soil Survey of Scotland, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, and peat surveys, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
  • James Anderson - formerly of the Peat Section, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
  • Jane Morrice - formerly of Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and James Hutton Institute

Learning & Resources


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