We seek to develop access and
recreation opportunities within woodland by
constructing and maintaining appropriate paths and tracks, waymarking and
publicising of routes and links to wider outdoor access networks.
We manage an Intermediate Labour Market
programme in forestry skills for
long-term unemployed in East Ayrshire.
We seek to engage and support local
communities in the management of woodlands
by undertaking participatory appraisal, assisting establishment of community
woodland groups, facilitating local networking and organising practical
We promote and deliver environmental
education linked to woodlands by
overseeing and participating in the Ayrshire Forest Education Cluster,
interpretation boards in woodlands, organising guided walks and practical
We promote and demonstrate traditional
woodland craft skills such as charcoal burning, coppice
management, willow weaving & construction, green woodwork & candle
We support the activity of individuals and
local sub-contractors working with
woodland products and in woodlands by enhancing access to tendering
specifying local hardwood for site signs and furniture, facilitating networking
between woodland owners and woodland craft workers, operating a community tree
nursery and promoting woodland and countryside crafts at local events.