Locals invited to Old Mine Nature Park action day

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting locals to come and try their hand at woodland management tasks at Old Mine Nature Park on Sunday 21st June.

The Community Action Day will take place from 11am-2pm and will allow locals to get their hands dirty and take part in tasks to improve the overall aesthetics of the park.

Locals will have the opportunity to try woodland activities such as litter picking, caring for trees onsite and removing tree guards on more mature trees.

Julie Wilson, Community Ranger for Forestry Commission Scotland said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to come along and care for the woodland they spend time in. It’s a great way to get children outdoors and to teach them the importance of looking after the environment.

“Old Mine Nature Park is a lovely woodland, great for spotting birds and wildlife and also offers path loops ideal for walking cycling and jogging. Working with the local community is a fantastic way to make sure the site is constantly maintained to a high standard for public use.”

Old Mine Nature Park is located just off New Edinburgh Road, Fallside. Forestry Commission staff will be starting at the bridge located down the hill from the car par. 

Old Mine Nature Park is a Commonwealth Wood, a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games for generations of people to enjoy.

No pre-booking is required, just turn up on the day. Tools, equipment and refreshments provided.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.