17th Perthshire Beaver Scouts spent a pre-midge season evening in the Birks of Aberfeldy where they learned how to make a shelter in the den building area, slack lining and responsible access into the countryside. As ever the Ranger was happy to be involved in making the access legislation fun by heating up water responsibly for hot chocolate and making the odd smore!
Community Greenspace keep a supply of litter picking equipment in Highland Perthshire for community groups to use.
In June the litter picking equipment was out on loan to the 17th Perthshire Beaver Scouts, the primary 3 class from Breadalabane Primary and to the Tay Valley Time Bank.
Please contact community Greenspace if you want to borrow the equipment.
Highland Perthshire was buzzing with volunteers during May! It was a busy month with community groups, school groups out working together. Tasks included refurbishing a boardwalk at Rannoch Station, removing Beech trees from the Birks of Aberfeldy, building bird boxes and bashing bracken.
As a result of the wet weather and number of tasks we had a mountain of gloves needing to be washed! Thank goodness for the amazing donations of cake that kept everyone motivated and full of energy!
Very well done to all involved in the projects and applications for the Designing Futures Together Awards last week.
The results for Community Greenspace were:
Category 1 – Service Innovation and Improvement – Perth Crematorium Refurbishment – Bronze
Category 3 – Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health – Woodland Activity Sessions for Dementia – Gold
Category 5 – Junior Rangers Programme – Silver
All excellent projects and showcase the great work being undertaken.
Please follow the hyperlinks above to watch the videos for each category! and learn more about our award winning projects in our blog using the links below!
- Woodland Activity Sessions for People with Early-Stage Dementia at Kinnoull Hill
- Woodland Sessions for People with Early-Stage Dementia
- 4. VOLUNTEERING FOR ALL – Woodland Activity Sessions. Living with Dementia
- Spring clean with the Junior Rangers
- Junior Rangers in Dunkeld
- Junior Rangers brave the cold;
- Junior Rangers
Download our flyer here Dementia Flyer 2019- Larghan Park
Over the last month the Crieff Green Routes to Wellbeing volunteers started progress towards achieving John Muir Discovery and Explorer Awards through their volunteering work at MacRosty Park and Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff.
So far we have learned a bit about the history of John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist who helped to found and protect the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as many other natural areas. Through his work and writings John Muir has inspired many conservationists in Scotland, USA and elsewhere around the world.
After talking about John Muir’s history, we then talked about what makes MacRosty Park so special to us, while walking around each part of the park. The variety of different habitats and species within the park were one of the main things that stuck out to us – from well-manicured flower beds with various flowering plants, to the wooded areas around the park with tall trees and the ground covered by wild garlic. We discussed how the maintenance that we do as a group contributes towards this variety and why it is important to have this amazing space just on our doorstep.
Last week we finished making a bug hotel out of recycled pallets, sticks, pine cones and other things found around the park. Even before construction was finished we could see some insects moving in! Can anyone think of a good name for out new hotel? We have also started to build some bird houses. After spotting several Robins, blue tits and other birds around the park, we have no doubt they’ll be well used once finished!
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Welcome to the June edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.
Of particular note is that the Community Investment Fund has opened for applications. You can find out more here.
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The Cateran Yomp passes along the Gallowbank on its way to the finish at Bogles Field, so wishing to ensure no final mishaps for the runners, BRAN decided to give the path a good makeover.
Roger Mackey had cut the grass during the week and on Friday 7th, eight volunteers assembled to carry our strimming, hedge trimming, lopping, hand shearing and any necessary litter picking. The entire length of the path was included from Newton Street to Dunkeld Road. The weather was kind and the job was completed by lunchtime.
As a bonus Wendy Mackey kindly provided refreshments before the volunteers dispersed.
Those taking part were Cyril Reid, Paul Lumley (his first outing with the group), Ian Cruickshank, Eric Grant, Roger Mackey, Alan Comrie. Kristin Barrett and Ian Richards.
The photograph shows most of the group after completing their work.