SWT Local Group

Stirling and Clackmannanshire


Welcome to the Home of the Scottish Wildlife Trust in Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Surrounding Areas

NEWS

TALKS

Our next talk entitled "Nature Friendly Farming at Argaty Red Kites" will again be held online on Tuesday 1 December at 7.30 p.m. The speaker will be Tom Bowser, Head Ranger at Argaty Red Kites. Tom and his family run the Argaty Red Kite project from their farm near Doune. They aim to showcase the best of Scottish wildlife and nature friendly farming. In 2018 the project won the Nature Tourism Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards. To register for the talk please click on this LINK.

NB: As this talk will again be offered to all SWT Groups as well as non-members, it will be important to BOOK EARLY should you wish to "attend".

Our last talk entitled "East Coast Sea Eagle Reintroduction" was held online on 3 November. The speaker was Owen Selly, RSPB's Conservation Officer - Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Tayside.

This talk is now available to view on the SWT HQ's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GuWP6oiatM

AGM and MEETINGS 2020

We held our much delayed AGM on Tuesday 4 August at which point Roy Sexton, our Chair of twenty years, stepped down although he will remain on the Committee. We are delighted to announce that Guy Harewood has taken over as Chair and Chris Cathrine as Vice Chair. You can find out more about both Guy and Chris in this year's CHAIRMAN'S NEWSLETTER. We are also pleased to announce that we have another new addition to the Committee, namely Stuart Bence whom some of you may remember from his days at Stirling University when he headed the Nature Society there.

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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.

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CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) on Allan Water. Information sheet on contacting your MSPs and/or Local Councillors. Click here and scroll down.

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News from SWT Head Office

For info on Volunteering Opportunities please click VOLUNTEERING

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

NB:

  • our former Chairman, Roy Sexton, has been awarded SWT's Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ally Lemon, Committee Member and Group Secretary has won the Trust's Young Volunteer Award

Plantlife: For Plantlife's latest Newsletter please click: PLANTLIFE

The EXCELLENT NEWS in this Newsletter is that, following lobbying from Plantlife, On the Verge and others, Stirling Council has agreed to restore road verges as part of a new Pollinator Strategy. Their aim is to increase diversity of plants and wildlife across Stirling.

Inner Forth Futures Newsletter can be found here.

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