Activity has continued over the festive period and drafting work on the Code has continued at a pace. This will be made available in printed form before the workshops and also on the www.muirburncode.co.uk website - there is a technical problem with the website at the moment, but this will be resolved in the next few days.
The amount of additional information we will be providing as part of the Code is increasing.
- It had always been anticipated that some more detail on muirburn for grazing management would be useful, and this was endorsed by the Steering Group during the meeting last month and a sub-group is working to develop this.
- I will be meeting with SEPA, this week, and this may identify a need for further guidance on water management.
- Although some of the items on the list in the latest version of of the Code may not be completed initially, the full list of proposed Additional Information is at the bottom of this post.
There is a good level of interest in the workshops from a diversity of delegates - see the flyer for more details. There is still space for more delegates, but we need to remember that the aim of these workshops is capture views from people with experience of muirburn, therefore I am not looking for large numbers. It may be the case that a small number of experienced people will provide a better outcome than larger numbers. An outreach programme to promote the messages contained in the revised Code will be considered separately. Currently, the numbers attending (including the 'home' team) are:
List of planned Additional Information
To burn, to cut or to do nothing
Offences & Legislation
Fire Behaviour and Effects, and the Relationship with Wildfire.
Burning Plan / Ignition options
Muirburn on Peatland
Muirburn for grazing management
To be drafted
Grouse moor management
Add Photographs / video clips
Link to MF Heather Cutting project
By hyperlink in web-based version
List of References
To be drafted?
Link to MB Code website