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Natural Connections – Get involved in Beautiful Cumbernauld

Enjoying the wonder of a wildflower meadow

Louise and I were delighted to represent Cumbernauld at the Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards held in Aberdeen last week. This is an annual award for towns and communities to recognise the work that groups and volunteers do to improve their spaces and they are an inspiring bunch.  Thanks and well done to everyone who helped with this year’s entry.

Cumbernauld won silver for the third year but after getting some tips and trade secrets from the judges I know that with a bit more work and more people involved we can win gold next year.

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Natural Connections – Wild ways to Wellbeing

Once upon a time having a mental health problem was a taboo subject, something not mentioned in polite conversation, an issue that many sufferers tried to keep a secret even from their loved ones.  The times, however, are changing. The success of programmes such as the Scottish Government’s “See Me” campaign to end mental health stigma means that mental health issues should no longer be hidden away. Government statistics show that 1 in 4 people will suffer a mental health ‘event’ at some point in their lives.  For many people this will be a fleeting event but for others it will have a profound effect on their lives. 

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Day 7 #30DaysWild

Day 7 #30DaysWild – Milish the pine marten looks in wonder a the Scottish Wildlife Trust Ospreycam

 

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Day 6 #30DaysWild

Day 6 #30DaysWild – found a tiny birds nest and looked up to find another in it's place #buildbetter

 

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Day 5 #30DaysWild

Day 5 #30DaysWild – catching the beautiful colour's of broom

 

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Day 4 #30DaysWild

Day 4 #30DaysWild – lilacs in bloom

 

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Day 3 #30DaysWild

Day 3 #30DaysWild – Can you spot the baby grasshopper?

 

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Day 2 0f #30DaysWild

Day 2 #30DaysWild – smelling the flowers in Cumbernauld

 

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Action Earth Grants Available

 

 

The Action Earth 2016 Grant Programme is now taking applications from groups of volunteers preparing to work on environmental and biodiversity projects from April 2016 onwards.

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We need your votes! Bags of Help to improve St Maurice’s Pond

Next time you are in Tesco think of St Maurice's pond and cast your vote to help us improve the area. As part of the Natural Connection project the Scottish Wildlife Trust has been working with St Maurice’s High School to raise awareness of St Maurice’s Pond and encourage local young people to make the improvements.  The pupils have already made a start