North Scotland: (Saturday August 6th to Tuesday August 9th, 2022. 4 days, 7 locations, 11 soil types). The tour will examine the soils, landscape and both past and future land use in Northern Scotland and will visit some iconic cultural landscapes such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, the world-class landscape of the UNESCO North West Highlands Geopark. On the return leg we will view the Cairngorm mountain plateau, visit ancient Caledonian pinewood, travel through Speyside to the east coast where we will visit the James Hutton Institute’s Climate positive farm at Glensaugh to examine how changes in land management are being developed to reduce the GHG emissions. We will then travel through the Howe of the Mearns through a landscape of red soils to the Hutton’s Balruddery Research Platform and the Centre for Sustainable Cropping near Dundee.