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Sunday 12th September 2021

Eadha Enterprises is delivering the Coalfields to Wildwoods Project which seeks to engage local communities in East Ayrshire to grow native trees for planting on former opencast coal mines to help regenerate the land and communities.

We will be leading a guided walk through beautiful Glen Afton to explore the native hazel woodlands to be found there.Local historian Stuart Douglas will also be presenting some of the ancient and modern history of the area.

We will be collecting tree seeds including hazel, cherry and blackthorn for future propagation. There will be demonstration of seed preparation.

The walk will take in the Burn Cairn and there is the possibility of a visit to the mining memorial too (an extra 0.5km).

Meet at New Cumnock old cemetery at 10am.
Parking along Afton Road.

Please note that this is a 3.5km round walk so a degree of fitness is required.

Bring a packed lunch if you wish.

Please register your interest.

Contact: Peter Livingstone, CEO, Eadha Enterprises

07968 745196 – [email protected]

www.eadha.co.uk Twitter Facebook

Saturday 28th August 2021

Eadha Enterprises is delivering the Coalfields to Wildwoods Project which seeks to engage local communities in East Ayrshire to grow native trees for planting on former opencast coal mines to help regenerate the land and communities.

We will be leading a guided walk around the fascinating Knockshinnoch Lagoons wildlife reserve managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This is one of the best examples of a rewilding coal mine. We will be presenting the history and ecology of the site, investigating
the amazing wildlife to be found at the site and collecting tree seeds from these mine adapted trees for propagation.

At the end of the walk participants will have the chance to make seed bombs.

The event should take around 2-3 hours.

Meet at the reserve carpark on the B741 at 10am.
The reserve can also be accessed via a lane off the A76 through the town: take the first right after the bridge over the river when approaching from the north.

Bring a drink and snack if you wish.

Please register your interest.

Contact: Peter Livingstone, CEO, Eadha Enterprises

07968 745196 – [email protected]

www.eadha.co.uk Twitter Facebook

Sunday 25th July 2021

Cumnock History Group invites the local farming community to the launch of the Ploughing Up Our Past farms project with a visit to the Cumnock Heritage Centre on the 25th of July 2021.

Butter making workshops for children. Make and eat some real butter!

See the amazing collection of farm vehicles and equipment in the Cumnock Heritage Centre. There’s also Cumnock Pottery and Mauchline Ware, an old police station and lots more.

Timed and ticketed entry: Book here

Entry is limited by number and in timed sessions, and you must have a free ticket from the link below. Children under 12 do not need a ticket as long as they are with a ticket holder. Children can try their hand at butter making, and eating it!

CHG members will be on hand to chat and you can bring along any photos, old maps and tacks and other memorabilia such as medals and we can scan or photograph for inclusion in the project.

The Centre houses an amazing array of farm vehicles and equipment. There is also a replica police station and the Bill Reid Collection of photos of lorries. Jimmy McGhee has some of his Cumnock Pottery and Mauchline Ware there too.

Please observe Covid regulations as per the government guidelines at the time.

Refreshments will be available. It is a free event, but you may, if you wish, leave a donation in Jim’s box for the upkeep of the Heritage Centre.

Any enquiries about the project or the event email [email protected] or phone project leader Kay McMeekin, chair of Cumnock History Group on 07949 781 287

Coalfield Communities
Landscape Partnership
The Opera House
8 John Finnie St
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1DD

Telephone: (not available – working from home at the moment)
01563 503 276

Email:
[email protected]

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