COVID-19 outbreak: Government advice issued 2020-03-16 indicates that all unnecessary travel and social gatherings should be avoided.
Therefore until further notice we will be cancelling tasks on a rolling basis, 3-4 weeks ahead of the date of the task. Some clients may also cancel tasks according to their own polices. You may still book uncancelled tasks but it is likely that many of these tasks will be cancelled. When the advice on social distancing changes we will restart our task program.
Any cancellations will be announced on the task list page and by contacting any volunteers who have booked. You can read more about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak here
16/03/2020 Posted by
Eight of us left Edinburgh on Friday afternoon destined for a weekend of bog conservation. We eyed the weather forecast apprehensively: high-velocity sleet anyone? [More]
23/03/2019 Posted by
Six of us gathered at the LCV toolshed on the Friday evening looking forward to our weekend away. Willie was our designated leader and he and Sarah shared the driving between Edinburgh and Dumfriesshire. The traffic on route was kind to us so we pushed on to Castle Douglas for our chip shop stop. Thanks to Sarah's googling we found a terrific one (Moore's) which served an impressive selection of takeaway items, including a special of the day "mango chilli prawn wrap" - traditional chippies take heed!. [More]
28/10/2018 Posted by
"Bring a sleeping bag, a pillowcase, your wellies and full waterproofs", they said. "Bring something warm and dry to change into and a flask for a warming drink on the task", they said. This did not sound like we were expecting sunny weather, but I was looking forward to the adventure so potential cold and wet weather were not a deterrent. [More]
16/07/2018 Posted by
After a glorious spell of May weather, hopes were high for our June residential in (sometimes) sunny Argyll. Especially as last year it didn't rain once! As before, tasks on the menu included control of bracken on the hills of the Taynish peninsula to allow better control of the deer population, and the removal of birch scrub from the Mhoine Mhor bog to reduce the level of water loss. [More]
29/05/2018 Posted by
Our customary late winter residential was held once again in Dumfries and Galloway, funded by the LCV reserve development funds. The task was to remove birch scrub from the Carsegowan Moss and beech saplings from Carstramon Wood. [More]