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.
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 […]