Adaptation at Estate scale – a study in Scotland

A J Moffat & Associates have won a contract from Scottish Government via Heriot-Watt University to examine the opportunities, challenges and constraints faced by a sample of Scottish estates when considering the need to build resilience as a result of climate change. A number of estate owners, managers and factors have been visited and interviewed over recent days, and the project has been given the support of Scottish Land & Estates. Scottish estates have the opportunity to take a long term and an integrated approach to land management, and the study has already generated some important messages for policy makers and their advisers. The results of the study are now published on the ClimateXChange ( and weADAPT ( websites.