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Kenmore primary visit

We had another great day up the hill today, this time with the P6/7 class from Kenmore primary. They worked hard putting tree tubes on the trees they planted earlier in the spring and then had great fun pond dipping in the 'scrapes' in the afternoon. It was great to have such an engaged class so keen to learn, even the rain did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm!

Black grouse watch

A chance to see these impressive birds strut their stuff at the Dùn Coillich lek, against the stunning backdrop of Schiehallion. Join RSPB Scotland, the John Muir Trust and the Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) on a guided walk to watch this lekking display.

Booking essential. Please call 01738 630783 or email perth.admin@rspb.org.uk

HPCLT welcomes three new rural skills trainees

Three new trainees have begun work at Dùn Coillich as part of our Rural Skills Training Programme under the supervision of  Heather Hamilton, our Projects Officer. Through this initiative, HPCLT provides free training and practical work experience in a wide range of land management skills. In return, we get valuable manpower to assist with our management and monitoring activities.

If you are interested in future training opportunities, contact Heather Hamilton by email at projectofficer@hpclt.org or by phone at 07930 69886 for more information.

In the photo from left to right: Craig, Izzy, Matthew and Heather

AGM to be held at 2pm on 25th March at Grandtully Hall

Make a note in your diary now. Come along, it is open to all. Bring a friend.

Speak to those who manage your land at Dun Coillich, and also now the little field close to the Lower Birks in Aberfeldy. We are seeking ideas and volunteers. Do you have ideas for its use? Can you volunteer to help manage or maintain this field? What should we call it?

As well as HPCLT matters, there will be a talk by our guest speaker, the Director of Community Woodlands Association, Jon Hollingdale.

Watch this space: more information will be posted here as we get it.

Rural Skills Training starting on the 8th of February 2017

Interested in a career in the outdoors? Need more work experience and training? Aged 16-25 and live in Highland Perthshire? HPCLT can give you free training and practical work experience in a wide range of land management skills. Starting on 8th of February 2017.