Volunteers from the community meet monthly on the first Saturday of every month (except winter) from 10am to noon (approx). An opportunity to meet with others to do planting, site improvements and maintenance and general tidying up.
Help from residents is also welcome at any time.
Our 2019 season will start on Saturday 6th April. The main tasks for our first day back apart from onging maintenance will be tree and hedge planting in the orchard, and preparation for planters to be situated in the picnic / viewing area.
Come along. All welcome.
Torgorm Point Project History and Project Plan
Knockbain took over the wee pitch at the end of Charleston at the end of 2017 after the council decided they coiuld no longer look after it. After some local consultation and very positive feedback supporting our plans, We now have a 5 year lease with Broadland Properties for the amenity field, the parking and picnic area and a strecth of the ground along the shoreline.
This is a community project, and its success will depend on local support and use of the area. Many people from the community have already given us help through advice, volunteering time or small donations to help us it. We have already made great strides in being able to tidy the area up, do some initial planting of new shrubs, fruit and nut trees, and clearing the viewing area around the car park.
Furture plans for the field might include community events, educational activities, natural play, health and wellbeing activitis oand conservation. We would like to know your ideas, and to hear about how you use and enjoy the area, Please let us know your stories here. If you would like t know more about how you can contribute or help, please have a look at the information below, or contact us here.
Te project is currently managed by a small sub-group. This is our constitution. New members are vey welcome. We also welcome anyone who can offer occaional help or expertise.
A link to our current project plan and propsals is avaialble here .
Big Thanks to all the following for their support, advice and funding;
Knockbain Community Council - £250 seedcorn funding for consultation and set up costs
Highland Council Ward Discretionary Fund - £800 to cover our legal fees for the lease
Munro Nurseries - Free site visit and planting advice, and £100 contribution to initial planting stock
Tulloch Homes - £1,500 towards two year project costs
Cairn Housing Society - £500 towards development of the picnic area, benches and planting
Albyn Housing Society - £250 for heavy duty picnic tables
Community Donations of £110 - and priceless voluteering hours
See here for link to a recent presentation to RANK on the local Curlew population by local ornithologists Drs Ron and Bosena Summers