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Question reference: S6W-26632

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 2 April 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Jim Fairlie on 19 April 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what vetting process is used when appointing delivery partners for Peatland ACTION.


All Peatland ACTION delivery partners are subject to relevant Scottish Contracts Legislation.

NatureScot managed Peatland ACTION funding on an annual basis until FY 2021-2022. In order to increase our restoration rates, the Scottish Government made the decision to directly fund selected delivery partners given their proven delivery of restoration work through the existing Peatland ACTION funding model.

This was intended to empower these delivery partners to meet the Scottish Government’s programme targets within their own systems of accountability and management, directing funding streams to the most efficient delivery channels to maximise restoration rates.