- Thursday, 15 October 2015
The first ever archaeological excavation at the Iron Age fort of Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis has taken place. Over 750 visitors (including over 250 local school children) visited the site during the two week excavation to learn more about the fort and its archaeologal story.
- Monday, 21 September 2015
We have taken inspiration from Europe’s mountain areas, treeline woodland and montane scrub habitat to create a new native woodland at on Bennan Hill and the lower slopes of Benyellary in Galloway Forest Park. We are aiming to enhance the whole of the area in terms of wildlife and landscape.
- Monday, 14 September 2015
Our Employment Skills Programme works with young people who are furthest from the job market, many have had chaotic lifestyles and have to deal with learning difficulties, drug and alcohol issues, homelessness, criminal records and workless families. The programme is designed to equip them with skills training, work experience and formal qualifications in order to help them gain paid employment.
Training in the outdoors has a very positive effect in terms of delivering technical skills, as well as other skills including: communication; team work; increasing self confidence; and self belief.
Green Action Angels
- Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Kilpatrick Hills offers a taste of the Highlands on Glasgow's doorstep, just nine miles from the city centre with spectacular views over Glasgow and the River Clyde, as well as hill walking and bike-riding and the chance to spot red deer, otters and ospreys.
- Tuesday, 18 August 2015
The National Forest Estate is home to many treasured species of wildlife – from colourful dragonflies to majestic red deer to rare white-tailed sea eagles. Forests are great places for wildlife providing lots of different habitats, from the airy canopy to sheltered forest floors.
- Monday, 03 August 2015
The Ninewells greening project set out to demonstrate how to create a green, health promoting hospital. This ground breaking project shows that with good design and access improvements, hospital grounds can be used by everyone for physical activity, recreation, recuperation, viewing nature or simply to spend time relaxing or convalescing.
- Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The North of Glasgow is a built up area with a priority for creating high quality greenspace. Working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde we transformed vacant and derelict land adjacent to, and just behind Possilpark Health and Care Centre.
We wanted to create a community resource that would benefit the local community, patients and people working in the health centre.
Previously the site was an eye sore with fly tipping and littering.
- Thursday, 09 July 2015
Scotland's woodlands are home to many treasured species and places – including many historic and archaeological features with an abundance of colourful, incredible and tragic stories to tell, from as far back as the last ice age right up to the 20th Century.
Our historic environment programme includes a wide range of sustainable conservation management from path repair on ancient duns and hillforts to masonry consolidation of 18th century military bridges. But we also find time to celebrate our cultural heritage – and always try to find creative ways to do so...