Archive for 2015

COVID-19 outbreak: From 2021-08-09 all areas of Scotland have moved "beyond level 0" in the a strategic framework released on 2021-06-22. Most legal restrictions on our activities have ended and we have increased our minibus capacity to allow for more volunteers without their own transport to come on task.

Please look at the task list page to see the programme and the remaining requirements upon volunteers to help suppress the virus.

Coordinator's Comments

Hello, As summer gently fades we enter the final quarter of another eventful year. I would like to thank Partha and Nicola for all their work through the years and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. Their departure for new horizons leaves us with a committee vacancy for a Mucker Editor and we are still trying to recruit a Publicity Officer. If either post interests you or if you know a candidate please contact me. [More]

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A New Site for Summer

Late summer 2015 has seen the arrival of a new site for LCV, Little Boghead Nature Park. Formerly an area of gravel pits and situated on the southwest side of Bathgate this is a West Lothian Council owned site which was set up by a local community group and visited, in 2005, by the Princess Royal. [More]

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Way Out West: Taynish Residential

Late July saw another successful outing helping out SNH in Argyll and Bute with their Taynish and Moine Mhor reserves. Taynish is a fantastic reserve and one of LCV's favourite spots. Much of the reserve is covered in ancient oak woodland (Scotland's very own rainforest) but there are big areas of grassland, heath and saltmarsh as well. On this trip much of our work focussed on clearing bracken from glades within the woodland areas, as well as birch saplings from some of the boglands. [More]

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'WE WILL FIGHT THE BEECHES! (Fagus sylvatica)' Carstramon Residential Weekend 28th Feb and 1st March 2015

Carstramon Wood is a beautiful Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) Reserve near Gatehouse of Fleet in Galloway. It consists of a canopy of Sessile Oak grown from English acorns some 2 centuries ago, ancient Beech Pollards and an understorey of Hazel, Ash, Alder and Holly. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

As you read this we begin another LCV year following another busy productive season. [More]

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Legacy Update

As winter turns to spring, it's high time we gave you all a brief update on the progress we're making towards making good use of the money kindly left to us by Colin McLean. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

Hello, As you read this, winter should be over and spring will be springing. We begin another LCV season having completed a packed and productive winter with visits to established sites and some new places too. [More]

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