We’re delighted that our development officer has been once again able to access funding to allow the successful ‘Wellness Walks’ from last year to go ahead again. Thanks to organiser Lynda’s enthusiasm, these have provided a vital opportunity for many people to socialise safely outdoors while getting exercise and to explore new places.
Many thanks to Lynda for coordinating lots of activity in Kirkton Woodland & providing photos and write ups.
We had another fruitful volunteer day up at Kirkton community woodland. Thanks to volunteers Greg, Toby who assisted local historian Paul Swan to uncover one of the ruined cottages along the heritage trail. There was much excitement as we uncovered more of the foundation stones. Leigh came along and helped Lynda along the sensory trail, giving the willow tunnel a bit of TLC & a new up-date in wool carpet fittings courtesy of Keith Pearce. We would like to thank all those involved so far and encourage more people to come along and get involved. There are always tasks to be done, it’s a few hours of being outdoors and meeting new folk with jobs to fit all abilities. We hope to bring you some more dates together in October. So, please do get intouch with volunteer Lynda Beveridge by email: email@example.com
As part of the Green Health program of events we’ve had some new folk come and join us on the the volunteer days. Thanks to Toby, Gwen and Greg that helped clear vegetation from one of the old ruins of the Kirkton Settlement along the heritage trail as well has helping to weed areas of the path. If you’d like join, come along to our next Volunteer day on Sat 21st Aug 1-3pm at the community woodland – there’s plenty of jobs to do.
Thanks to local historian Paul Swan for a fascinating guided walk around the ruinous settlement of Kirkton up at Kirkton community woodland. Paul has been instrumental in organizing the signs that are now placed along the Heritage Trail. Many thanks also to local artist Cindie Ritcher for her interpretation of how the cottages would have resembled when they were in use. Paul led an engaging talk as part of the Green Health events taking part in Kirkton Community Woodlands.
Part of the criteria for the community purchase of Kirkton Woodland, was that it will be replanted within a certain timescale. There have been a lot of changes and activity within the woodland since it’s purchase, including some tree-planting with local children and volunteers. Now the previous replanting plans need updating. We are delighted that Kishorn Port Limited has recognised Kirkton Woodlands importance to the community and future development plans, and have very kindly provided the necessary funding to engage The Community Woodland association to conduct site visits, produce a species layout plan and work with LCDCs Development Officer to fit the plan to the community needs while delivering on the replanting obligations.
Explore the local area with our New
Eco Electric Bicycles.
4x Unisex Nilox Adult E-Bikes are available, Complete with instructions, helmets, security lock and Hi Visibility Vests.
Minimum Hire 2 Hours £10 each.
Maximum Hire 4 Hours£20 each
Unsuitable for under 16years old.
Please book at least one day before,
to allow time to charge the batteries.
Collection and Return is
at the Smithy Hub.
For further information; firstname.lastname@example.org