|Projects in the Borders supported by the BCCF
Duns Tennis Club
Shredder (available for hire for shredding hedge trimmings, branches etc.)
Whitsome Kirk Path
Ayton Bowling Club Path
St Abbs Putting Green
Waste Minimisation Fieldworker
Whitsome Recreation Group
Eyemouth Golf Club
Reston Church Toilet
Lauder Calfward Path
Other Borders Projects:
Gordon Community Woodland
This woodland was purchased in April 2002 by the Community with the assistance
of the Scottish Land Fund and other generous supporters. The aim was to enable
the people of Gordon in particular, but also all members of the public in
general, to enjoy the opportunities and freedom of walking through this natural
area. Our intention is to help protect and conserve a valuable wildlife
habitat and encourage responsible use of the site as an amenity wood.
For more information, please
to visit Gordon's Community pages.
A Trust was established by the
locals to raise funds and to build the Village Green for Paxton. This has now
The Gateway Charitable Trust was formed in the year 2000 by a group of
enthusiastic Coldstream locals who, fed up with lack of outside support, wanted
to promote Coldstream in areas such as Tourism and Trade for the ultimate
benefit of the townsfolk and a future for their children.
Projects already undertaken by the Trust include:
handing out by the children of a questionnaire regarding conservation at home
- e.g. do you use a garden hose?
- A hit
squad of approximately 20 names to carry out at a moment’s notices any tidying
up or general work around the town.
boxes placed in existing mature trees. There are a number of bird boxes
appearing in trees throughout the town - see if you can spot them.
selection of trees planted all the way up Guards Road to Duns Road.
information about Coldstream, please click here
to visit Coldstream's Community pages.
Learning maths has just become much more fun now that a new Woodland Maths Trail
for children has been launched in Ancrum, near Jedburgh. The trail allows
children to work out their sums and other mathematics in an interesting way that
can be transferred to real life situations.
The woodland maths trail
offers children 15 different activities to carry out therefore teachers can pick
and choose whichever problems they want to give their pupils. A ‘numberline’
near the beginning of the trail offers lots of scope for younger children to
learn the numbers game.
Click here for more information or speak to the project contact, Greg Macfarlane, Forestry Commission
Scotland, (also Chairman of the Local FEI Group for the Borders).
Telephone: 01896 750222.
Moffat / Peebles
Carrifran Wildwood is a bold initiative in ecological restoration, spearheaded
by the Wildwood Group. The idea is to re-create an extensive tract of wild and
largely forested land, evoking the pristine countryside of six thousand years
ago. Once again there will be a home for Scottish trees, flowers, birds, mammals
and insects that for centuries have been almost excluded from these denuded
The Wildwood Group helped to form Borders Forest
Trust, searched for and eventually found a site, and raised £400,000 (which did
not include any public money). On 1st January 2000 the Trust bought Carrifran, a
magnificent 1600-acre valley in the hills between Moffat and Peebles. The
restoration of Carrifran began at once, when one hundred people celebrated the
new millennium by planting the first trees on that first day. Since then, tens
of thousands more shrubs and trees have been established in the valley.
Limited public funds are now available for work
at Carrifran, and a charitable trust has agreed to pay for all the trees. The
success of the project, however, still depends on donations from private
individuals, and a new fundraising campaign is being launched. Stewards of
Carrifran Wildwood will help to fund the planting and will ensure the long-term
future of Carrifran.
Click here for more