Volunteers have started work clearing the brash from the Sanquhar Woodlands area adjacent to Woodside Drive and Loch View prior to the re-planting of trees this spring.
The season finale of the Scottish Cycling North Dirt Crit Series 2015 took place on Saturday in Forres at a new venue on the competition circuit: Sanquhar Woodlands MTB trails. The sunny Moray coast lived up to its reputation and, while parts of the rest of Scotland were battered by high winds and rain, the […]
The Annual General Meeting will take place on 11th November 2015 at 1930 in Forres Academy. The necessary documentation will be sent out by post or hand-delivered to members prior to the date. Membership is due for renewal on 1st November 2015. Please note that the members agreed at the last AGM that subscriptions should […]
The programmed grass-cutting has started today in the Wild Flower Meadow which is often referred to as the Coffin Field. The cutting is being carried out by Moray Council under contract from the FCWT. The areas to be cut and the depth of cut are being carefully controlled to avoid the area where the orchids […]
Rhododendron and laurel are foreign species which were once very popular with landowners. In many areas of Scotland, including Sanquhar they have now spread so much that they are preventing the growth of native species which is needed to support native wildlife. While the woodlands at Muiry and Newforres have been successfully treated in recent […]
The FCWT Board of Trustees have written the residents living close to the Sanquhar Woodlands seeking their assistance to pay for the replacement of the cleared trees. As you will be aware, the felling work has now been completed. Most of the trees have been removed by the contractor and most of the branches will […]
A small group of strong volunteers have restored the picnic bench at the Sanquhar Mains entrance car park. The large picnic bench was vandalised shortly after it was built and a recent Saturday morning volunteer work party took the opportunity to turn the bench back the right way up and repair the damage that the […]
A major project planned for 2015 is the eradication of rhododendron and laurel. These foreign species were once very popular with landowners, but in many areas in Scotland they have now spread so much that they are preventing the growth of native species which are needed to support native wildlife. While the woodlands at Muiry […]