feel free to email us gifford.woodseh41@gmail.com and/or fill in the pledge form on the right - this is a community-led project, your input is important

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Do you know that you own 55 acres of Woodland? Come along to find out more & have your say.

Yes, YOU, and the community of Gifford now own the beautiful, magical Fawn & Speedy Woods at the top of Station Road.
Read more below, and please try to attend one or both of our forthcoming events to find out more and have your say.

HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT?
  • The woods came onto the market and needed to be protected, as wild and ancient woodland, to be enjoyed by us all.
  • A large group of people worked very hard to submit successful applications to the Scottish Land Fund and others.
  • In April 2017, the woods were purchased on behalf of the community.
  • We have set-up a charitable organisation called Gifford Community Land Company, with Directors and a management committee (a legal requirement) to conserve and care for the woods.
WHAT NOW?
  • We now have a great resource to enjoy forever, but woods need looked after and managed.
  • This takes money! We need to raise on-going funds to keep our woods cared for.
  • We have engaged a woodland expert, Nev, to work with us until 2020.
  • Our grants require us to make the woods more accessible to ALL the community, so we will be building an all-access path round the woods. All the other woodlands tracks will be left as they are.
  • We need lots of volunteers to help with various woodland work. Volunteers get training, new skills and have great fun.

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF THIS? 
  • Get out into the woods, and enjoy them! 
  • Join in any of our events – watch out for publicity.
  • Attend our:
    • CONDUCTED WALK THROUGH THE WOODS on Thursday 23rd August. 
      • Meet at 5:30pm at Speedy Bridge.  
      • No tickets required, just come along.
    • SOCIAL EVENING & AGM on Monday 27th August, 7:30pm in the Village Hall. Join us to:
        • Celebrate with us.
        • Find out all about the woods and our plans. Get information and tell us your views, concerns and ideas.
        • Enjoy a social evening with food, drink & meeting with friends.
      • Just visit Hoggs Newsagents to get FREE TICKETS. Two lucky tickets will win prizes! Or just come along on the night, although places are subject to capacity!
Register your interest in both events on our Facebook page at:

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