West Stormont Woodland Group

West Stormont
Woodland Group

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC051682

Join us today to bring Taymount Wood and Five Mile Wood into community ownership

Feeling Good in the Woods, Woodland Art with Jeni Macnab

West Stormont was the name used in medieval times to cover the parishes of Auchtergaven, Kinclaven, Logiealmond, Moneydie, Redgorton (Stanley) and the Murthly portion of Little Dunkeld. West Stormont has been chosen as the most suitably inclusive title for the many communities connected to Taymount and Five Mile Woods today. Working with local people to bring Taymount Wood and Five Mile Wood into Community Ownership
West Stormont Woodland Group

Generations Hand in Hand

We want people of different ages and abilities in our community to discover how access to local woodlands for different activities can be really good for our health and wellbeing.

Saturday 24 August 2019

Come along in Teams of Two, a child and an older person, and join Jeni in Taymount Wood near Stanley to create your own artwork using materials found in the wood and returned to the wood before you leave. You will be sent a photograph of your artwork to enjoy forever.

Morning session: 10.00am to 12.30pm

Afternoon session: 1.30pm to 4.00pm

To book a free table space for your Team of Two (first come, first serve), email Elspeth at contact@weststormontwoodlandgroup.org.uk

MEET AT TAYMOUNT WOOD CAR PARK

Approximate location of event

The working space with table and chairs will be in a marquee but you may choose to work outside if the weather is fine.

But come prepared for any weather! Light refreshments for everyone too.page1image861569632page1image861570288

Let us know as soon as possible if you have any particular needs or requirements so we can do all we can to help you take part in this lovely woodland event.

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