Archive for January, 2012



To celebrate the beauty of winter and anticipate the arrival of Spring’s blossoms, there is a seasonal display of art at Paisley Museum.

Further information from: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/museums

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Much of our marine life is disappearing due to pressures created by human activity. There are international and national laws in place which aim to protect wildlife including seabirds.

The urgency to implement them and designate sites in need of protection is greater than ever.  The process is underway to form a network of protected areas for marine wildlife.

There are steps for nature that you can take right now: www.rspb.org.uk/steppingup

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The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a regeneration programme funded by Renfrewshire Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland. Come along and find out more on 29 February 2012 at 12.30pm, Paisley Museum.

Part of the lunchtime talks series provided by Renfrewshire Council.

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What are the RSPB doing? The plans are increasing the amount of important wetland habitat; creating a new channel and pools in the Aird Meadow, using spoil from the excavations to create a shallower edge to the Aird Meadow Loch, and reconnecting the Millbank Burn to the Barr Loch.

Why is it important? The work will aid the restoration of favourable conditions for the key SSSI features, and will help achieve good ecological status under the Water Framework Directive. Habitat improvements will benefit a wide range of species, including great crested grebes, otters, and rare inescts. Reconnecting the natural flow of the water will allow a delta to form, creating a more natural and sustainable wetland system. Bringing the water closer to the RSPB centre will enhance the wildlife spectacle for visitors.

Find our more: www.rspb.org.uk/lochwinnoch

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