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Black grouse watch

A chance to see these impressive birds strut their stuff at the Dùn Coillich lek, against the stunning backdrop of Schiehallion. Join RSPB Scotland, the John Muir Trust and the Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) on a guided walk to watch this lekking display.

Booking essential. Please call 01738 630783 or email perth.admin@rspb.org.uk

HPCLT welcomes three new rural skills trainees

Three new trainees have begun work at Dùn Coillich as part of our Rural Skills Training Programme under the supervision of  Heather Hamilton, our Projects Officer. Through this initiative, HPCLT provides free training and practical work experience in a wide range of land management skills. In return, we get valuable manpower to assist with our management and monitoring activities.

If you are interested in future training opportunities, contact Heather Hamilton by email at projectofficer@hpclt.org or by phone at 07930 69886 for more information.

In the photo from left to right: Craig, Izzy, Matthew and Heather

AGM to be held at 2pm on 25th March at Grandtully Hall

Make a note in your diary now. Come along, it is open to all. Bring a friend.

Speak to those who manage your land at Dun Coillich, and also now the little field close to the Lower Birks in Aberfeldy. We are seeking ideas and volunteers. Do you have ideas for its use? Can you volunteer to help manage or maintain this field? What should we call it?

As well as HPCLT matters, there will be a talk by our guest speaker, the Director of Community Woodlands Association, Jon Hollingdale.

Watch this space: more information will be posted here as we get it.

Rural Skills Training starting on the 8th of February 2017

Interested in a career in the outdoors? Need more work experience and training? Aged 16-25 and live in Highland Perthshire? HPCLT can give you free training and practical work experience in a wide range of land management skills. Starting on 8th of February 2017.

Weekly volunteer days at Dun Coillich

Interested in getting outdoors, meeting new people and learning rural skills? Get involved in our exciting ecological restoration project and experience some of the great wildlife and landscapes that Highland Perthshire has to offer! Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) owns 1000 acres of hill land at Dun Coillich near Aberfeldy and is planting native trees in an effort to create a new Caledonian forest.

We run weekly work parties led by the HPCLT project officer doing: Tree planting | Wildlife surveys Fencing | Dry stane dyking | Woodland Management

When: Every Tuesday from 10am-4pm

Where: Meet at the ‘Hut’ by the HPCLT Dun Coillich Car Park. (On the B846 Aberfeldy to Kinloch Rannoch road just north of Glengoulandie)

Who: Work days are open to everyone - no experience necessary, full training will be given.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing (i.e. waterproofs and sturdy footwear) and some lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information contact Heather on 07930 698886 or email projectofficer@hpclt.org