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Signs of Germination

As the temperatures gradually rise and the ground warms we are starting to see signs of germination in the trial regeneration areas. Gillieshill has a well established understorey of the […]

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Spring Survey

Gillies Hill Community Woodland Projects – could you help us to understand the needs of the community by completing our Spring Survey? There are questions about three project areas:– establishing a […]

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Paths to Avoid

Due to recent high winds and forecasted high winds on Thursday this week we are advising to avoid certain paths until we are able to carry out tree safety inspections […]

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Access Path for Quarry

On the 19th March 2021 the Scottish Reporter overturned the decision of Stirling council to refuse planning permission for an access track to the proposed site of new quarrying on […]

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Photo Competition Winners!

Congratulations to Elodie (10) winner of our Junior competition with her spectacular pinecone image captured in the snow. She told us she entered this image of a pine cone to […]

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Shortlist – Adult Competition

With over 300 entries it took a little longer to complete judging than originally estimated but that was only down to the quality of the quantity received! Thank you once […]

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The Joys of Spring

06/03/2021 Dear Woodlanders, Signs of spring are abounding here in the community woodland! It is a joy to hear the birds all singing for mates and territories, the woodpeckers drumming […]

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Regeneration Update

Following clearance of invasive rhododendron ponticum CCDT shall be trialling both natural and “forced” regeneration in selected areas in Gillies Hill Community Woodland. Research and past trials by both NatureScot […]

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Shortlist – Junior Photo Competition

Wow I’m delighted at how popular our photo competitions have been. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share your special photographs of our local area. As […]

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New love…an electric chainsaw

Dear Woodlanders, This past couple weeks has been a rollercoaster of weather, a big freeze followed by a big thaw and plenty of the wet stuff. February has often been […]