Plain English Summaries

Our work draws on decades of experience and unique long-term monitoring that provides the scientific framework for best practice farming and wildlife management. In this section you will find plain English summaries of our latest published scientific reports, distilling the science into digestible features.

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Our uplands work also encompasses the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project, whose paper summaries have a separate category below.


We have also summarised a number of papers from external researchers on the subject of waders, which can be found under a separate category.

Langholm Project

Between 2008 and 2018, the GWCT was a partner (along with Buccleuch Estates, Scottish Natural Heritage, the RSPB and Natural England) in the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project. We have summarised some of the resulting scientific literature here.

External summaries

We will occasionally provide summaries to scientific publications not published by GWCT scientists to help our members and the wider public to see a broader perspective on the scientific literature.