TCV Scotland blog

Coastal Communities: Jobs for the boys (and girls) at the end of year 1

Coastal Communities:  Jobs for the boys (and girls) at the end of year 1

At the end of the 2013/14 Coastal Communities project being delivered in East Lothian by TCV Scotland, STRiVE and East Lothian Council it is great to see that of the six young people in the programme this year all of them have managed to secure either employment (four) or further training (two) as a result of completing the year with us under the watchful eye of our Dave Alcorn.… Read the rest



First proper lovely sunny day of spring with a hint of summer in the garden. This meant all hands on deck to weed the planting plots and finally get things in the ground! We dug out any remaining weeds, raked over the soil and put in two different varieties of seed potato, parsnips, rocket, lettuce and will put more in next week.… Read the rest

Back In Belhaven!… again

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 8th 9th and 10th, we went back to Belhaven Hospital to continue work on the footpath. On the Tuesday we completed the frame work for the path around the edge of the field, which has now been ploughed, we also adjusted the doors on the poly tunnel so they no longer drag on the ground.… Read the rest

Duchess Wood Chainsaw Massacre

Duchess Wood Chainsaw Massacre

OK, it wasn’t an actual massacre we were involved in but a good bit of woodland management in the beautiful Duchess Wood in Helensburgh.
The Glasgow Mid-Week Group recently made several visits to the site to cut back overgrown shrubs and trees to help open up the woodland floor.… Read the rest

Young David up for a Young Scot Award

TCV Scotland has its fingers crossed for one of its volunteers, David Meechan, from East Kilbride and a team leader with us in Glasgow, who has been nominated for a prestigious Young Scot Award. The award ceremony takes place tonight (10 April) at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow and we are hoping for a win for David in the “Environment Catetory” where he has made the final shortlist of three.… Read the rest