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Muiravonside Country Park

Muiravonside Country Park is a lovely site for walking your dog however, with 170 acres of woodland to manage, the work of the volunteers spanned over the Autumn and Winter.

Although slightly soggy the volunteers were in good spirits as they looked over all the different sites in the park that were now free of any trace of rhododendron and laurel thanks to their hard work. This is the eventual aim of the invasive species management plan for the country park and the level of this work needed will slowly decrease over the coming years if all goes well!

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Creating borders at The West Highland Way

Creating borders at The West Highland Way

Starting the day it was cold and wet wintery morning, but it wasn’t raining which is always good! There was a new volunteer who was lovely and got stuck into the work like a real trooper. We were in Milngavie at the start of the West Highland Way. We were asked to line a path with railway sleepers, to filter the bikes and feet that damage the Milngavie in Bloom flower beds, and to help clear a plant bed for some new planting in spring. We dug the holes for the sleepers which were imbedded in a clay soil with … Continue reading

Getting Festive at Flanders Moss

Getting Festive at Flanders Moss

Flanders Moss is a beautiful raised bog just outside Stirling. Our team of TCV volunteers were joined by the SNH Rangers who help protect the site, Kevin McCulloch and Alan Dorman, and a Jo King who is a volunteer at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Despite the recent torrential rain and miserable winter weather we were in luck and had not a drop of rain until it was home time! However, the higher water level made the walk to the part of the site we were working at rather amusing!

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Blairlogie Footpaths

Blairlogie Footpaths

Our brilliant team of conservation volunteers have been working very hard in Blairlogie, clearing the footpaths for walkers, bikers, ramblers…. All of whom love to use this network of paths nestled in the bottom of the slopes of The Hillfoots Way. The panoramic views across Stirling are fantastic and are well worth the short walk! The volunteers have been clearing back overgrown vegetation that have been blocking the paths and making them harder to use, from prickly gorse to mountains of bracken, the TCV volunteers team have cleared it all!

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Port of Menteith Primary School

Port of Menteith Primary School

Our TCV volunteers teamed up with the Port of Menteith PTA to tackle the rather unruly ‘Rainbow Garden’. It took a team of 5 volunteers as well as the fantastic PTA volunteers to sort out the jungle it had become but the end result was fantastic!

The volunteers were also fuelled by some delicious home baking and homemade soup from the parents of the school children!

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