Creeping Toad visiting Evanton wood
Renowned story teller Gordon Maclellan (AKA Creeping Toad) will be running a free community story telling and puppet making event on Saturday 10th August. The event will have two drop in sessions for anyone aged between 1 and 100.
Why not come to the woods and get creative with the family..
STOP PRESS: EVANTON COMMUNITY WOOD WINS SCOTTISH FINEST WOODS 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Award (see here)
Opening the New Woodland Play Area (April 2016)
ACCESS: (By foot and bike) Chapel Road, enter wood by signed path right of the Chapel; 2 mins to Cabin. Vehicles (not encouraged) via Camden St.
Poetry in the Wood: http://creativityincare.org/latest-news/poetry-in-motion/
Our new door by St Clement's School
Our education programme with Dingwall Academy wins the Scottish Finest Woodlands Awards - Schools Award (Crown Estate). Presentation at Royal Highland Show by Dr. Aileen McLeod, Minister for the Environment
The cabin is finished - the open day April 4th 2015
WE ARE NOW THE PROUD OWNERS OF THE WOOD (1.8.12)
‘Evanton Wood Community Company aims to purchase and actively manage the woodland for the benefit of the community, in a manner that maintains and enhances the rich and diverse environment and develops its educational, recreational and timber resource. This will bring a priceless asset under the control and ownership of the community in perpetuity, providing a sustainable fuel source, learning and employment opportunities, and a bio-diverse amenity for all to enjoy.’
We hope that you might be interested in supporting us. By Aug 2012 we had raised sufficient from elsewhere to meet the target price and to buy the wood. We are now initiating our 5-Year Activity Programme.
We have appointed an Education and Outreach Coordinator. (See here)
Following the expressed intention of Novar Estates to sell the 64 ha wood, EWCC (company limited by guarantee no. 332678) was formed in 2007 for this purpose. A Feasibility Study, Business Plan and a Management Plan were completed - all of which point to the viability of community ownership and management. We have since put together a detailed 5 Year Activity Plan.
The company has successfully attracted major funding from the Heritage Lottery towards the purchase and a 5 Year programme of activities. The main match funding has been provided by HIE and Kiltearn Community Counil (NEWS).
We are looking additional members, to get involved in our Volunteer Days and training opportunities, family events etc.
DONATIONS are very welcome. Gifts of £50 and over will be specially acknowledged. Please write cheques to Evanton Wood Community Company and send with form on Membership and Donations page
HLF funding 67 per cent
Highlands and Islands Enterprise funding 22 per cent of the purchase element.