From now on, think of our two woods as
ONE WOOD WITH A _ _ _ _ _ GAP IN THE MIDDLE
The WSWG proposals for Taymount and Five Mile Woods are coming together really nicely. We feel so deeply now how it is so vital that we go for both woods. The opportunities and benefits open to our community from working the two woods together as one asset are becoming clearer by the day and way exceed any scaled-up challenges we may perceive or face initially. The whole world is at a crossroads as to how we live on this planet in future. Having this wonderful asset at the heart of our community can help us address this across the board. Access for all, improved health and wellbeing, education, lifelong learning, freeing our collective creative imagination. Helping wildlife and habitats thrive again. Boosting the local green economy in lots of exciting ways. Our local response to the climate emergency and mass extinction.
We have had a great summer of events to spread the word and involve all ages and abilities throughout our widespread community. Our “Feeling Good in the Woods” project has rounded off with some wonderful events: Sustainable Foraging Walk, Minibus Picnics in the Woods , Cycling Without Age (huge thanks to Ballathie House Hotel for their support & generosity), Seated Mindfulness and “Woodland in a Backpack”, our new initiative for taking the woods into our local primary schools.
WSWG is at a critical transition point. We are working hard with our consultants, CJ Piper & Co on how best to go about community consultation on the outline proposals. We are also focussed on turning WSWG into the kind of organisation it must become to take ownership and manage the woodlands in perpetuity for our community. And we want our skills mix to be broadened and strengthened so Forestry & Land Scotland have no doubt we will be excellent stewards of the wood with the gap in the middle.
CAN YOU HELP US ACHIEVE THAT?
- If you can help us improve our website, facebook, email and other communications….
- If you could help us transition to & manage a SCIO or Company Limited by Guarantee …
- If you could take on the Treasurer’s Role….
If you have a deep passion for our local environment and community wellbeing….