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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
More moorland sold off

OVER 11,000 acres of the Langholm Moor were sold to a conservation group earlier this week.

The sale of approximately 11,390 acres of the moor, known as Blackburn and Hartsgarth, was completed on Monday morning.

Oxygen Conservation have now bought the land from the Buccleuch Group after the sale was originally announced in February of this year.

Oxygen Conservation was founded in June 2021 and has been steadily growing a portfolio of unique land holdings to conservate.

The group say they prioritise working with local communities and forming strategic partnerships to implement conservation programmes and regenerative agriculture, restore natural processes and undertake sustainable development.

On completing the sale, Benny Higgins, executive chairman of Buccleuch, said: “Since opening discussions with Oxygen Conservation in 2022, Buccleuch has been delighted to work with a team whose aims and ambitions fit so well with existing work across the Moor.

“We look forward to watching the positive environmental and social impact Oxygen Conservation will have on the area and within the local community as their work progresses.”

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