For many farmers, crofters and landowners in Scotland rewilding is a new and intimidating frontier, the prospect of rewilding and reintroduction of species previously native to Scotland presents challenges, concerns and opportunities. In episode twenty-two of the Thrill of the Hill series the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) talks to rewilding advocate and Executive Director for Scotland: The Big Picture
, Peter Cairns about how rewilding and reintroductions can be part of the answer to Scotland’s biodiversity crisis. We talk defining rewilding, success stories, managing conflicts. Also up for discussion is the idea of rewilding people and the need for mindset change within the general public.