Martin Luther: The most influential person in Scotland’s peatlands for the past 500 years.

Five hundred years ago today Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s All Saints Kirk. By protesting he changed not only the history and culture of Saxony’s but of Scotland’s peatlands.

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Martin Luther, engraving by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1520.

Peat to a depth of half a metre has formed since then.

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