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Shetland Peat

£15.00

Peat, may look less than exciting, but it’s worth it’s weight in gold.  Formed from organic matter (mostly plant based)which has laid untouched for thousands of years in land water-logged from the melting glaciers of the Ice age, peat truly is a botanical timecapsule. Not only was Peat  one of the most commonly used fuels many Scottish  island dwellers used to heat their homes, it is also  what gives some whiskey a smoky flavour and the reason behind why the water of  Loch Ness is so very dark. Not only that…It’s an incredibly important natural ally in the fight against climate change.  As 20% of Scotland’s land is peatland….it truly an often underrated ‘Gem of Scotland’

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Quotes

 ‘Staring into a Scottish landscape, I have often asked myself why – in spite of all appearances – bracken, rocks, man and sea are at some level one.’ – Neal Ascherson

“Couldn’t be more Scottish if it was painted blue, it smelt of burning peat and your ginger sister.”  Christopher Moore.

“Peatlands are unique habitats which provide homes for an amazing range of wildlife” WWF Scotland

Introduction and History

Peat, may look less than exciting, but it’s worth it’s weight in gold.  Formed from organic matter (mostly plant based)which has laid untouched for thousands of years in land water-logged from the melting glaciers of the Ice age, peat truly is a botanical timecapsule. Not only was Peat  one of the most commonly used fuels many Scottish  island dwellers used to heat their homes, it is also  what gives some whiskey a smoky flavour and the reason behind why the water of  Loch Ness is so very dark. Not only that…It’s an incredibly important natural ally in the fight against climate change.  As 20% of Scotland’s land is peatland….it truly an often underrated ‘Gem of Scotland’

Captured within this  Wee Piece of Scotland bottle is some hand dug Shetland peat.  Thousands of years of Scotland’s organic history captured in our wee bottle for you to hold in wonder.  Some may say if peat could talk it’s advice would be ‘Noo jist haud on!’ – )Now just hold it, slow down, take your time). After all, it’s taken thousands of years to become this incredible.

Content.

Glass bottle with hand cut sheltand peat….. thousands of years in the making .(bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)

Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.

Each bottle comes in a luxury white gift box and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.

Every bottle comes with it’s own unique password which opens the door to an interactive online experiences and furthering your journey of discovery aiming to  spark the imagination, warm the heart , stir the soul and capture a Wee Piece of Scotland just for you.

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