The Werritty Review

About The Werritty Review

Published on Thursday 19 December 2019, The Werritty Review is the first of its kind in Scotland, and was commissioned on the back of a study by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

The review looks at the effects of grouse moor management on scottish wildlife and countryside. 

Download The Werritty Review here >

GWCT Response

We have issued a statement in response to the publication of the review.

Read GWCT response here >

Further Reading

- Chapter on grouse shooting - taken from The Moorland Balance - 2nd Edition>

- The Moorland Balance - 2nd Edition (published September 2019) >

Langholm Moor Demonstration Project final report >

- Plain English Summaries of Langholm Moor studies >



Rewetting Scotland's moors: Alex Jenkins, Head Keeper on the Edinglassie Estate, explains why Scotland's moors were drained and what's being done to restore them.


How grouse management is helping waders thrive in the Highlands: We spoke with a gamekeeper in the Scottish Highlands about the management his estate has been doing and how it's helping waders and mountain hares thrive. 

The Moorland Balance
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