Restoring the Highlands’ ecosystem

Although strikingly beautiful, the Highlands are not what they once were. These barren lands used to be home to lush pine forests and large predators. Few people know that just one per cent of what the Romans called ‘the Great Forest of Caledon’ remains today. As a result, much of the flora and fauna that once thrived here, have disappeared and the landscape has altered dramatically.

The Alladale team works hard to rewild this unique part of the Highlands to its former glory, reintroducing original plant and wildlife species. This video which includes Paul Lister, Simon King, Ben Fogle, and many other rewilding advocates explains more about the potential and struggles of Rewilding in Scotland.