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Case studies

Here are some examples of funded projects from the previous years.

Achray Farm – native hedge and tree planting

This grant contributed towards panting of 200 metres of native hedge and 60 native trees beside the Black Water Special Area of Conservation at Achray farm, Brig O Turk.  Tree planting will improve connectivity by joining up areas of fragmented woodland. The planting scheme will enhance the landscape for local residents and the many visitors who pass through the farm on The Great Trossachs Path or The Three Loch’s Forest Drive. The project also included the removal of invasive non-native rhododendron ponticum within existing woodland on the farm.  The planting was carried out by young people from the 30th Glasgow Scout Group.  £5,410 grant awarded.

Read more about the project here.

Younger Hall, Kilmun – restoration of original windows

Younger Hall is a Category C Listed Building, dating from 1908, and designed in the Arts & Crafts Style.  It has a unique character and interest in the area and provides a central focus for the community – currently used for community council meetings, indoor games and local hobby and craft groups.  It is also the designated polling and emergency centre for the Cowal shore communities of the Park.

Currently, the leaded windows have numerous missing and damaged glass panels, some having previously been altered using standard glazing.  The Award Grant (£4693) supports the original windows being restored to their original appearance using best practice techniques.  Repair and maintenance of the building would enhance its role and increase its scope for expanding its use as a venue for the community and potentially wider public.

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