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Climate change in Cyprus – what can we learn?

Climate change in Cyprus - what can we learn?

  The stark limestone landscape of Cyprus I was recently given the opportunity to visit Cyprus to study climate change and see how it could relate to Scotland. Looking at climate change from another country’s point of view really struck … Continue reading

Bug real estate

Bug real estate

Some of the creative and interactive workshops I have been running in the past month or so have revolved around the theme of ‘bug homes’ or ‘bug hotels’. Alongside the organisation Green Routes, near Aberfoyle, we made a couple of huge … Continue reading

Phototrails in the 7 Lochs Wetland Park

Phototrails in the 7 Lochs Wetland Park

The Seven Lochs Wetland Park recently received funding from Awards for All to help engage local communities with nature through a range of activities. Some of this funding was used to provide transport for members of the Glasgow Disability Alliance … Continue reading

Coastal Communities Guest Blog

Coastal Communities Guest Blog

Neil Spiers is a trainee on the Coastal Communities programme in East Lothian, where over the course of a year, eight young people develop their skills in both practical conservation (with TCV) and outdoor-based youth work (with Strive). Here, he gives … Continue reading

Opening of Ley Hill Community Allotment

Opening of Ley Hill Community Allotment

On Saturday 27th September, the Health for Life team worked with NSC with The Challenge and Holloway Hall for the grand opening of Ley Hill community allotments. The Challenge brought around 100 volunteers from schools around Birmingham to come and … Continue reading

More path clearance – Bridge of Weir

More path clearance - Bridge of Weir

I’ve been on holiday for a few weeks and was delighted to come back to one of my favourite jobs – path clearance! On Wednesday the Glasgow Mid-Week Group headed over to Bridge of Weir to work on a very … Continue reading

My first Blog .

My first Blog .

  Hello all , my name is Scott Gardner and I’ve recently started work with the Conservation Volunteers ( TCV ) Stirling as a Discovering Nature Trainee (part of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and the Forth Coastal project). This … Continue reading

September Update

Hello one and all, welcome to another monthly update about our goings on at the Tree Life Centre, in Kingswood, just outside of Bristol.  This blog will be slightly shorter than usual and apologies for the lack of photos this … Continue reading

Sand dune stabilisation project near Wick

Sand dune stabilisation project near Wick

This is a six week project involving TCV staff and volunteers near Wick, I attended during week 2 of the project. The idea is to move already established marram grass to an area of newly created dunes to help stabilise … Continue reading