Join us over the weekend to celebrate the wonder that is coppice! We’ll visit a coppice site we work on, share some skills and discuss where next for coppice in Scotland.
This weekend is organised and hosted by Green Aspirations Scotland, with support from Reforesting Scotland and The Landworkers Alliance. It is part of RS’ new Scottish Coppice Network, which is affiliated to the National Coppice Federation.
Time & Location
14 Oct, 18:30 – 16 Oct, 14:00
Green Aspirations, Gartur, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3JY, UK
About the Event
Coppicing is one of the oldest methods of woodland management, practised in the UK for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. However, in the last century or so, estimates are that actively managed coppice woodland area has fallen by nearly 95%. But we’re trying to change that. Join us for this weekend gathering to discuss where next for coppice in Scotland, learn new skills and visit hazel coppice sites that we’re bringing back into rotation. You don’t need to have any experience in coppicing – just an interest and a passion for this branch of woodland management.
3.00pm: Arrive on site and set-up camp
4.00pm: Optional visit to Glen Finglas, where we are working with the Woodlands Trust to bring coppice back into rotations. Please make your own way to the Glen Finglas Visitor Centre: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/glen-finglas/.
6.30pm: Welcome and BBQ
7.30pm: Introductions around the fire and thoughts on coppice in Scotland
10.00am: Workshops, demos and discussions
2pm: Workshops, demos and discussions
7.30pm: Chat and songs around the fire.
10.00am: Bus pick up from site for visit to Redlees Urban Park, Blantyre. Paul and a hardy group of volunteers have been working to bring the Redlees coppice back into rotation. A packed lunch will be provided.
2.00pm: Farewells and close
Kid friendly!: We’re a kid friendly site, with an emphasis on risky play. We can offer a kids club over the weekend while you’re in the workshops/ demos/ discussions/ site visits. Please let us know when booking if you’d like to take advantage of the kids club.
Tickets are available directly from Green Aspirations Scotland’s website.