PEATLAND ACTION SCHEME

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The Scottish government has recently reopened the Peatland Action Scheme for applications in 2021.

The Peatland Action Scheme is a multi-million pound fund to help landowners, land managers and farmers to take forward peatland restoration projects and help in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. The funding from the Peatland Action Scheme can be used to support on-the-ground activities such as ditch blocking, peat dams and re-profiling to restore damaged peatlands.

Applications to the scheme are open until the 30th September 2021.

Like woodlands, peatland restoration projects which meet the criteria for certification under the IUCN ‘Peatland Code’ allow the carbon locked in peatlands to be traded on the voluntary carbon market. The demand for carbon offsets, driven by businesses looking to hit their net-zero targets, is rapidly developing and can provide an additional revenue stream for landowners and managers of peatland sites.

If you are interested in learning more about the funding available through the Peatland Action Scheme or want to learn more about voluntary carbon markets, then do get in touch with our team who would be happy to talk you through the process. We have in-house expertise in forestry and environmental land management and can help in undertaking a wider strategic assessment of your estate or holding to identify your natural capital assets and advise on their management and potential market opportunities.  

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Ben Lennon (Chartered Forester) who will be happy to discuss your requirements further. 

     

 

DUART

KINLOCHEWE, ACHNASHEEN, ROSS-SHIRE


A three bedroom house in move-in condition which benefits from electric heating, a solid fuel stove and double glazing.  The property is served with mains electricity and water and sewerage is via a public main. 

The property lies within grounds extending to approximately 0.13 ha (0.32 acres) or thereby.

The grounds include a tarred drive, an area laid down to grass and a spacious log cabin. The cabin extends to 5.08m x 3.88m internally, is fitted with felt roof, double glazed windows, uPVC guttering and an electricity supply. It is currently used as a workshop/studio but may be suitable for conversion to other uses, subject to planning. 

Offers are invited in excess of £240,000.

This house (Lot 1) is part of three lots on offer, which can be acquired individually or as a whole. The second lot comprises of a residential development plot with Planning Permission in Principle and the third lot offers a short-term croft let. For more information, please download the schedule below.

Recruitment

RURAL PRACTICE CHARTERED SURVEYOR AND TRAINEE CHARTERED SURVEYOR POSITIONS

Due to an increasing workload, we are looking to expand our rural practice department. Our office is based at Pluscarden, near Elgin, Moray. We currently have a staff of 15 and our core activity is property consultancy and rural estate management.

We are currently accepting applications for both a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor as well as a Trainee Chartered Surveyor.

The successful applicants will join our rural practice team, which consists of four fully qualified land agents. Both positions are full-time, working Monday to Friday, and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.

If you would like to apply for either position, please email your CV and covering letter to mandy@bowlts.com.

 

PROPERTY MANAGER

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Property Manager, to assist with all aspects of our Property Lettings and Sales Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of our let property portfolio.  Applicants must have previous experience in the management of residential properties, together with a good understanding of current legislation regarding let properties and the PRT.  

A current driving licence and use of a car would be essential for this role.

The hours for this position are negotiable. 

If you would like to apply for any of the above positions, please email your CV and covering letter to mail@bowlts.com.

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