East Ayrshire Woodlands

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 volunteering
opportunities.

We promote and deliver environmental education linked to woodlands by
overseeing and participating in the Ayrshire Forest Education Cluster, installing
interpretation boards in woodlands, organising guided walks and practical training events.

We promote and demonstrate traditional woodland craft skills such as charcoal burning, coppice
management, willow weaving & construction, green woodwork & candle making.

We support the activity of individuals and local sub-contractors working with
woodland products and in woodlands by enhancing access to tendering opportunities,
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.

 


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