Path Surveying – Pitlochry FREE TRAINING!

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We are delighted to be working in partnership with Paths for All to deliver a day of training in Path Surveying for Community Path Groups, on Thursday 22nd October 2015 in Pitlochry.

We have a limited number of spaces remaining on the course and we hoped it might be of interest to you, or to someone within your path group or community.

The course will cover:

  • Path construction, function and features
  • Path surveying (theory) – providing the knowledge and skills to produce a design (bill of quantities, specifications, cross-section drawing) for getting prices from contractors for larger path works.
  • Path surveying (practical) on a local path

Lunch will be provided and the event is free to attend.

The course will be of particular interest to groups who have larger path projects in mind that will involve contractors. However we are confident that the skills and knowledge gained will be of use to anyone who maintains, monitors and manages their local paths.

Please contact Rosslyn Mills – rmills@pkc.gov.uk  as soon as possible, if you wish to attend.

Willow Butterflies

The Greenspace Ranger had a rare opportunity to work the PKC Youth Team in delivering the Youth Achievement award at Breadalbane.

The participants wanted to make connections with the Dalweem Care home and decided on plants and a feature.  The feature ended up being a butterfly made out of willow to representing dementia care .  The participants collected monies for plants that could be grown around or up the feature via a cake sale.  The butterfly and plants are to be presented to Dalweem Care home shortly, so watch this space for an update.

Jeannie.

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Pitlochry Path Group – Garry Tummel Walk

Pitlochry Path Group spent two sessions fixing an important fence on the locally known Garry Tummel walk – the fence had been broken about 18 months ago by a fallen tree. 

The fence has provided support in icy conditions and helped to define the path in the past.  It was therefore a vital fence to mend.  The Pitlochry Path Group fixed the fence with precision and care (it was not a quick fix!) As a Ranger I am impressed in the care taken to repair the fence to the highest standard with the materials we had.  All the volunteers and the ranger learned something new, and we hope the fence survives another twenty years, without incident.

Jeannie.

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