Dorenell wind farm has completed the restoration of over 100 ha of blanket bog as part of its habitat management plan commitments which has involved the insertion of over 2000 peat dams. The re-watering effects have shown immediate benefits and will restore an area of what was highly drained peat into a ecologically important blanket bog. Peat bogs act like giant sponges, absorbing precipitation and storing water which reduces peak floods and help maintains more steady prolonged flows in the headwaters and main stem.
There are substantial grants available from SNH Peat Action for landowners who are interested in peatland restoration. https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/taking-action/peatland-action