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Rewilding of Scotland will address damage

Sir,

Iain Thornber bemoans the wacky characters and quirky schemes attracted to rural Scotland (Morvern Lines, February 15) and it is certainly true that some major landowners have inflicted a great deal of damage on Highland culture and ecology over the past 200 years or so.

However, he fails to understand that ‘rewilding’ is in part an attempt to redress some of that damage. He attacks the idea of rewilding by saying: ‘At its most extreme, rewilding implies zero-intervention by humans, but no matter how hard anyone may try, it is almost impossible to find unaltered landscapes in Europe, including Scotland.’

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