Watch this 30min edition of BBC Four’s ‘Microworlds’ in which Steve Backshall does a great job of highlighting the essential role of landowners and their active management of moorlands and forests within the Scottish Highlands.
During the programme Steve says that landowners act ‘as an integral and necessary part of ecosystem regeneration’. He sums up the ecosystem of the Scottish Highlands very well as ‘a wilderness under supervision – forests are being planted and the heather managed. Species are being reintroduced. It’s a microworld under reconstruction. The Scottish Highlands are at once both wild and controlled‘
‘It’s a long and delicate process that’s still not complete. Under careful guardianship these iconic characters and ice age survivors will have a place in a highland landscape for centuries to come.’
Douglas McAdam Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates said: ‘the BBC should be applauded for such balanced and informative coverage, this programme shows really well how landowners together with all of our partners have helped to manage Scotland’s natural heritage, its natural beauty and delicate ecosystem to be something that we can all enjoy today.’
Available until Wednesday 13 March at 8.59pm