SWT Local Group

Stirling and Clackmannanshire

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Thanks to all those who attended our AGM on 6 April, The meeting saw two changes to the Committee. We were pleased to welcome Norman Still, a regular attendee at our talks and auditor of our accounts, while thanks were given to Jacky Robinson who stood down from the Committee after being our Minutes Secretary for the past few years.

It had been an unusual year with not as many activities as normal, although Planning applications kept our Planning Team as busy as ever. You can find out what has been going on by clicking on our ANNUAL NEWSLETTER.

We will shortly be planning our series of TALKS starting, as usual, in October. At present, we are unable to say whether they will be held indoors or continue via Zoom or perhaps a mixture of the two. Watch this space.

TALKS 2020/21

Our talks for this season have now finished and we would like to thank all those who attended via Zoom. It was a new experience for most of us and it was gratifying to see the large numbers who attended.

Please note that some talks which have already taken place can be viewed by going to:



Moth Group: Please follow this LINK to find out more

Sticky Catchfly: Local Species Champion: Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency, supports the rare Sticky Catchfly (Silene viscaria), one of our local gems in the Ochil Hills.


News from SWT Head Office

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For info on Volunteering Opportunities please click VOLUNTEERING

For Scottish Wildlife Trust HQ's latest Newsletter please click: HQ NEWSLETTER


Plantlife: For latest Newsletter please click: PLANTLIFE

Inner Forth Futures Newsletter can be found here.

TreeLink Stirling shared a new three part walk along the Forth and a campain to save Gillies Hill. For more see our Walks Page.

TreeLink Stirling volunteering opportunity on SATURDAY 12 JUNE from 10.00 - 1600 at Old Harbour Woods - a narrow strip of woods running along Forthside to Riverside. Details below:

Himalayan balsam is an invasive species that shades out other vegetation and has unfortunately become established along parts of the River Forth. Thankfully balsam is easily pulled out and although it is very effective at dispersing seeds, they plan to remove it before it can flower and set seed. They are looking for volunteers to join their balsam bashing efforts on Saturday 12th June from 10.00 - 16.00. You can drop in throughout the day. Gloves provided, but if you have a pair please bring your own gardening/work gloves. They will be working in a Covid-secure manner around the public footpath, access from Shore Rd, Riverside, through the pillars. You should check in with stewards in hi-viz jackets for a briefing before starting work. This section of the river is not fenced so you are asked to please stay on the path until you have checked in. In case you see it before you are briefed, there is also the invasive plant Giant Hogweed growing in the area. Please do not touch it!!

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