Author: Clare Cooper

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Gate Church Carbon Saving Project & West End Community Fridge

The Gate Church Carbon Saving Project is working with their local community to reduce food and household waste, help people to develop new skills and lower their carbon footprints and improve the reduce the energy consumption of their own organisation by installing energy efficiency measures to their community owned buildings. Their Community Fridge is a communal place... View More

Cairngorms Connect

Cairngorms Connect is a partnership of neighbouring land managers, committed to a bold and ambitious 200-year vision to enhance habitats, species and ecological processes across a vast area within the Cairngorms National Park. In this post, Martha Smart from Bioregioning Tayside spoke to Tors Hamilton to find out more about their story. Martha Hello Tors... View More

Myreside Organics

Antonia Ineson has leased two acres of land from South West Fullerton Farm since 2007. Her three organic polytunnels house salads and summer veg: beans, squashes, garlic and interesting leaves like mizuna and tatsoi. Weekly emails let customers know the current harvest – sign up via her website, place your order and collect it from... View More

Wild South Esk

The River South Esk is home to wonderful wildlife. The rivers in the catchment are a Special Area of Conservation because of their Atlantic salmon and freshwater pearl mussel. There's a National Nature Reserve near its source, a Special Protection Area for birds near its mouth, and ten Sites of Special Scientific Interest scattered throughout the area.... View More

The Field, Dunkeld

'The Field' in Dunkeld is a place to grow vegetables by the community, for the community.They grow along organic principles and supply the village. In this post, Martha Smart from Bioregioning Tayside spoke with David Bee to find out more about their story. Martha Welcome! Tell me about yourself David and what’s going on at the... View More

Kinclune Estate & Organic Farm

Kinclune Estate and Organic Farm are an 1100 acre sustainable Organic mixed farm in Angus. They breed organic pure-bred Aberdeen Angus and Limousin cross cattle and maintain a small Organic sheep herd. They also breed, produce and show native Highland Ponies. In this post, Clare Cooper from Bioregioning Tayside spoke with Dr Aylwin Pillai and... View More

The MAXwell Centre

The MAXwell Centre The MAXwell is a community centre and garden based in the heart of Dundee’s Coldside. They are committed to improving the quality of life for the local community and to combatting social exclusion, poverty, disadvantage, and discrimination. The centre provides a welcoming and empowering environment, open to everyone, to socialize, access information... View More

Bamff Wildland

Bamff Wildland Bamff is an upland farm on the edge of the Scottish Highlands owned by the Ramsay family. From the 1980s, they have been doing pioneering environmental restoration including, since 2002, the successful re-introduction of beavers. They are now re-wilding over 450 acres, in the style of the renowned Knepp Wildland in Sussex. 12 fields,... View More

River South Esk Catchment Partnership

This South Esk Catchment is of immense value to a variety of users from the local community, to businesses, and tourism providers. It is a source of drinking water, irrigation for crops, watering for livestock, a valuable habitat for wildlife, and acts as a basis for tourism, recreation and salmon fishing. In fact it is a... View More