We are pleased to announce the date and venue for the next Reforesting Scotland Gathering. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Scotland’s Rainforest”.
Julie Stoneman introduced our members to the aims and challenges for the Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest at last year’s Gathering (see below), so we wanted to expand on that theme this year. There are a variety of fascinating topics in Argyll besides the rainforest too that we will explore over the weekend.
We’ll be meeting at the Corran Halls in Oban, at the heart of Scotland’s own rainforest zone, on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October. We have some great local speakers lined up, covering marine restoration as well as land revival. As usual, there will be a selection of visits for a range of interests and abilities, craft activities and plenty of time for discussion. We’ll send out more details and a booking form later in the summer, but for now, please put the dates in your diaries.
About our gatherings
For those new to RS member’s gatherings, we choose a different area of Scotland each year and pick a theme that resonates with that area. The weekend is informal and relaxed, focused on having time to catch up with fellow members, discuss issues and to also help to have your say in the direction of Reforesting Scotland.
We’ll arrive on Friday evening, have dinner together, some icebreaker activities and then an introduction to the area from a local speaker. Saturday morning we have some fascinating talks lined up on subjects relating to the rainforest and local area. In the afternoon we’ll head out to explore, with a choice of different visits and activities in the local area. In the evening there will be a meal, another talk, followed by a ceilidh.
Just to round up, on Sunday after our AGM we will hold a set of workshops for two hours to encourage attendees to choose subjects that have particularly interested them during the previous days. The small discussion groups that arise sometimes lead to longer term initiatives by our members such as action on foraging, rhoddie eradication, and future campaigns.
We do hope you’ll be able to join us. Why not subscribe to future post alerts so you’re first to hear when bookings are open; just fill out the subscribe form on the right (or below on mobiles)
To learn more about Scotland’s Rainforest, take a look at their excellent website, or catch up on Julie Stoneman’s talk, recorded at last year’s gathering:
Cover image: Gus Routledge