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My Land, My Story – Winner Announced

My Land, My Story – Winner Announced

Congratulations Kemnay Academy!  Young filmmakers from @KemnayAcademy, the winners of our ‘My Land, My Story’ youth film competition, will be premiering their short film project on Thursday 1 December at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh at 4:45pm. Come along to watch! Schools from across Scotland were invited to tell a the story…

Inverclyde Shed – Shore Street Gardens

Inverclyde Shed – Shore Street Gardens

The Inverclyde Shed was established in 2019, and in 2020 a few members expressed an interest in starting a community garden with the aim of offering different activities, growing their own food and being outdoors more. Shed members met with local councillors and the local authority representative, who helped them identify a space just off…

My Land, My Story – Queen’s Dock Yard

My Land, My Story – Queen’s Dock Yard

As part of our My Land, My Story series were are taking a look at some of Scotland’s transformations, uncovering the history of land and what it has become. To start, we are headed to Glasgow, and potentially the location of Eurovision 2023! In 1877 the Queen’s Dock yard opened on what is now the…

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival was founded in 2004 after estate owner Joe Gibbs fought to buy back 1,150 acres of land that his family used to own to use as a vehicle for positive environmental and community change. Belladrum Festival welcomes around 21,000 people on average every year and has become one of Scotland’s leading…

Vale of Leven Trust: Former Police Box Active Travel Hub

Vale of Leven Trust: Former Police Box Active Travel Hub

An ‘Active Travel Hub’ has been set up by the Vale of Leven Trust in West Dunbartonshire to help locals travel more actively. The long-term home for the Hub will be the ‘Former Police Box’ which the Trust acquired following an asset transfer in October 2020. Currently a feasibility and building options appraisal is underway…

Twa Burns Wood – increasing biodiversity and natural habitats

A new woodland area has been planted in East Linton near Dunbar thanks to a collaboration between a local business, a climate action group and landowners.   The project was originated by Caledonia Horticulture, which, under its One Planet Pledge, plants a tree for every bag of firewood they sell. Caledonian Horticulture approached CAEL (Climate…

The Place, Alness – A field of dreams with endless possibilities

The Place, Alness – A field of dreams with endless possibilities

It started with a ‘For Sale’ sign spotted in a deserted field in an industrial estate, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020. The Place, a youth project in Ross-shire, had previously been based in a hall nearby and was looking for a more permanent home for the services and activities it provides for…

Falkland Gardening Group – Sugar Acre: the sweet spot that brightens up the village

Falkland Gardening Group – Sugar Acre: the sweet spot that brightens up the village

Falkland in Fife is famous for its stunning floral displays and planters throughout the village, and owes its thanks to the hard work of the Falkland Gardening Group. Each year, the Group’s dedicated volunteers plant and tend to planters filled with perennial, spring bulbs and bedding plants to decorate and enhance the village. At the…

Bannockburn House – a hidden gem

Bannockburn House – a hidden gem

Bannockburn House in Stirlingshire is a fantastic example of a community working together to save listed and historically significant buildings and estate for future generations. Previously privately-owned, the 17th century A-listed mansion house and estate is steeped in history – Bonnie Prince Charlie made it his HQ in both 1745 and 1746 – but has…

Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve – an inner-city oasis

Located just one mile from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow city centre lies an urban oasis – Hamiltonhill Claypits, the Dear Green Place’s only inner-city Local Nature Reserve. Running alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal, the area of the Claypits reserve was originally the home of a clay quarry used in construction of the…

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