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Rural Skills Course starting 23rd August

Apply for rural skills training course

This Free Training course runs 1-2 days a week for 20 weeks and is open to all 16-25 year olds based in Highland Perthshire.

It is a fantastic opportunity for any young person thinking about a career in the rural sector/land based industries.

The course includes certified training in Chainsaw and Brushcutter operation, Quadbiking and Pesticide use as well as training and practical work experience in fencing, dry stone walling, tree planting, footpath work and habitat management etc.

Archaeological Survey Report on the Wee Birks Field

Archaeological Walk Over Survey Report - sites

A walk-over archaeological survey was conducted in March 2017 by Claire Thomas. Three sites were identified: a stone wall; a stone and earth bank; foundations of a small building. This last site is almost certainly the foundations for a ‘Pump Room shed’ in use in the mid 19th century. The stone wall along with the stone and earth bank may originally have formed a loaning, for leading animals to pasture, probably older than the Pump Room.

» Download the full archaeology report from our Downloads page.

Join us for a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich

A BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements

On the 24th June from 14:00 we will be having a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich. Please let Bill, williamhoare@btinternet.com or Heather projectofficer@hpclt.org know no later than Thursday 22nd June if you are planning attending. We will need a few folk to help with the setting up etc. Bring all the family and friends. If you want a drink, BYOB. A short guided walk may be available afterwards.

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