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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.
The aim of the course is that by the end of the 20 weeks the trainees will have the relevant qualifications and experience to move into employment/further education in their chosen field. Past trainees have gone on to work on local estates, farms, golf courses and for Forest Enterprise.
If you have any questions or would like an application pack contact:
HPCLT Project Officer
The partnership comprises six organisations: ourselves (HPCLT), John Muir Trust, Forest Enterprise, Kynachan Estate, Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Woodland Trust. Our joint vision is to increase native woodland cover and connectivity between neighbouring areas of woodland, whilst connecting people with nature.
The project was officially launched on 18th July 2017. To support the partnership and help plant and protect thousands of new trees in the heart of Scotland go to: https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/support-us/campaigns/1203-heart-of-scotland-forest-appeal.
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.