Archive for October, 2011

Currently, this group is being set up to protect Pipistrelle Bats in and around wooded areas of Erskine.

Funding has been provided by CSV Earth Action to put up 12 bat boxes. On Sunday 23rd October, a tree survey was completed and 3 sites have been identified.  Future events will involve securing bat boxes to mature trees and monitoring bat movements.

To find out more, ask a member of staff at Lamont Farm at Barhill Road or email retpaisley@yahoo.com



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This week, a short documentary about how a Stirlingshire village has benefited from renewable energy and other energy saving projects can now be watched online.

Fintry was the first village in the UK to enter a joint-venture agreement with a wind farm developer. The Wind of Change15 minute documentary follows the community’s efforts as they carry out installation of micro-renewable heating systems, planting a community orchard and opening a woodland area for the local primary school.

Wind of Change was produced by Edinburgh-based filmmaker Cornelia Reetz. You now have a chance to watch the film online on the following website: http://windofchangefilm.wordpress.com/. 

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The bust of the Scout celebrating the 100th anniversary of scouting was unveiled on 29th September 2011.

The memorial is located at the entrance to the Paisley Art Gallery and Museum.

Fundraising efforts by the Paisley and District Scouts has made this possible. The Trust provided landfill tax funds for the Plinth.

Special thanks is also due to the sculptor, Sandy Stoddart who has supported the project.



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