Munro Sampling Progess

Adopted: 270

Not Sampled: 100

Sampled: 170

 

Sample submission has now closed for 2023. We will back in 2024 and samples can be collected and sent in from the 1st of June.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been out on the hills collecting samples for us this year. We have received samples from 115 Munros which, together with samples collected during our 2021 Cairngorms National Park pilot project, brings our total up to an amazing 170 Munros sampled - well on the way to our target of 270.

Below, you can explore the interactive map to see where our fantastic volunteers have been out sampling and see some  pictures of them in action in the online gallery.

Over the winter period our lab team will be busy preparing the samples for DNA extraction and sequencing. We remove stones and plant material and grind the samples in liquid nitrogen. Part of the sample is then used to measure the carbon content and acidity of the soil, while the other part is used for DNA analysis of the soil biodiversity. We hope to be able to share some preliminary results in Spring 2024.

 

Munro Sampling Photos

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  • Slioch |
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  • Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Coire Raineach |
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  • Seana Bhraigh |
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  • Carn Eighe |
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  • Sgurr a' Mhaim |
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  • Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Dubh |
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  • Beinn a' Bheithir - Sgorr Dhearg |
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  • Seana Bhraigh |
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  • Beinn a' Chlachair |
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  • Ladhar Bheinn |
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  • Ben Klibreck - Meall nan Con |
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  • Cruach Ardrain |
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  • Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich |
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  • Beinn a' Chaorainn |
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  • Am Bodach |
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  • The Saddle |
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  • Ben Lawers |
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  • Meall Gorm |
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  • Sgurr na Carnach |
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  • Ladhar Bheinn |
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  • Blabheinn [Bla Bheinn] |
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  • Beinn Eunaich |
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  • Na Gruagaichean |
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  • Aonach Eagach - Meall Dearg |
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  • Aonach Eagach - Meall Dearg |
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  • Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Dubh |
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  • Creag a' Mhaim |
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  • Ben Klibreck - Meall nan Con |
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  • Beinn Bheoil |
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  • Beinn Narnain |
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  • Beinn a' Chlachair |
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  • Beinn Sgulaird |
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  • Aonach Meadhoin |
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  • Ben Klibreck - Meall nan Con |
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  • Blabheinn [Bla Bheinn] |
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  • The Saddle |
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  • Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] |
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  • Aonach Meadhoin |
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  • Ruadh Stac Mor |
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  • Maoile Lunndaidh |
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  • Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg |
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  • The Saddle |
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  • A' Chailleach |
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  • Am Faochagach |
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  • Ciste Dhubh |
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  • Gairich |
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  • Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] |
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  • Carn Eighe |
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  • Gairich |
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  • Aonach Meadhoin |
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  • Cruach Ardrain |
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  • Schiehallion |
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  • Creag Meagaidh |
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  • Sgurr a' Mhaoraich |
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  • Liathach - Mullach an Rathain |
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  • Aonach Meadhoin |
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  • Stob Choire Claurigh |
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  • Stob a' Choire Odhair |
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  • Ben Wyvis - Glas Leathad Mor |
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  • Slioch |
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  • Beinn an Dothaidh |
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  • Ciste Dhubh |
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  • Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] |
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  • Stob a' Choire Odhair |
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  • Sgurr na Carnach |
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  • Sgurr a' Mhaoraich |
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  • Blabheinn [Bla Bheinn] |
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  • Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] |
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  • Aonach Mor |
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  • Aonach Eagach - Meall Dearg |
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  • Sgurr nan Coireachan |
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  • Beinn Narnain |
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  • Gairich |
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  • Moruisg |
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  • Slioch |
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  • Beinn Narnain |
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  • Gairich |
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  • Seana Bhraigh |
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  • Beinn Narnain |
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  • Gleouraich |
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  • Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Coire Raineach |
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  • Beinn a' Chaorainn |
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  • Meall Buidhe |
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  • Carn Liath |
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  • Beinn a' Chlachair |
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  • Liathach - Mullach an Rathain |
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  • Sgurr a' Mhaoraich |
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Who is funding the project?

The project is funded by the Scottish Government Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) as part of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Strategic Research Programme, project JHI-D4-3 Scotland’s biodiversity: People, Data and Monitoring.