Over 80 pupils from P5 and P6 at Applegrove Primary School working on 2 afternoons have helped remove some of the non-native Sitka trees from Sanquhar Woodlands. This work was part of their conservation project under the auspices of the John Muir Trust and aimed to improve bio-diversity in the woodlands. Wearing old gloves and […]
Forres Community Woodlands Trust was one of three charities in the Forres area to benefit from the Co-op Community Fund to which 1% of Co-op members spend is donated. Charities are then nominated by local Co-op members to receive this money. The FCWT received almost £1400 which will be spent on the eradication of invasive, […]
A ‘Woodland Wander’ was held for families in Sanquhar Woodlands. The Wander enabled families to discover some of the nature that can be observed and experienced along the paths in Sanquhar Woodlands. Naturalist Steve Hull was on hand to pass on his expert knowledge and Wils Metcalfe led the walk: both are Trustees of Forres […]
Volunteers have completed the erection of the final information board in Sanquhar Woodlands. There are now 5 information boards with a detailed, clear map of Sanquhar Woodlands showing the tracks, footpaths and MTB trails. The map also includes a section showing the link to the other Forres Community Woodland Trusts Muiry and Newforres woods. The […]
The artist Caroline Inckle is leading a series of Poetry Walks in Sanquhar Woodlands during the first two weeks of April on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. The walks start from the car park by Sanquhar Loch. The walks form the first part of the Creative Pathways project. This is a partnership between visual artist […]
In early January 2017, a group of volunteers spent a Saturday morning continuing the ongoing programme to remove alien conifers to make space for oaks, hazels and other native species that will be planted at the end of the winter. More details of Volunteer work can be found on the Volunteer pages of the website.
A keen young helper who lives in Woodside Drive has made Squirrel Boxes built to the design on the Red Squirrel Conservation website and he also made some new Bird Boxes. The Bird Boxes have now been placed in Sanquhar Woodlands at appropriate locations and at least the recommended distance apart. The Squirrel Box will […]
A new Information Board has been put in place at the Mannachie entrance to Sanquhar Woodlands. The Board includes a very high quality detailed map showing the tracks and paths in the Woodlands. This is the first of five Boards that will be located at the main entry points to the wood. The majority of […]
Following clearing of the brash by FCWT Volunteers, replanting has now started in the border areas adjacent to Sanquhar and Mannachie that were cleared over a year ago to allay continuing concerns over safety due to the proximity of the trees to housing. The replanting follows the advice of forestry experts and complies with government […]
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.