Wanderings & Windings 2nd Stage Design Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join Inner Forth Futures and Ian White Associates Landscape Architects to share your views on the proposed Wandering and Winding routes, which have originated from public sessions held during May 2019.

Come along to this free drop in event at Bo'ness Library (Scotland's Close, EH51 0AH) to comment on the draft routes. Events are also being held at three other locations, check the IFF events calendar for more details.

To keep up to date with the Wanderings and Windings project you can join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WanderingsandWindings

Wanderings and Windings Co-Creation Workshop

Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Inner Forth Futures has received a National Lottery grant of £47,000 for an exciting heritage project, called Wanderings and Windings. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will enable the creation of eight heritage trails around Stirling, Falkirk, Fife and Clackmannanshire, encouraging people to explore the wildlife and history of this unique landscape at the heart of Scotland.

The project, with a total value of £67,000, aims to work closely with local communities around the Inner Forth to develop a suite of eight, day-long, waymarked and promoted walks and cycles. They will use existing paths and tracks to encourage local people and visitors to the area to explore the landscape and discover some of the many hidden gems to be found around the Inner Forth. These might include nature hotspots, historic buildings, riverside views, cultural landmarks or simply places to escape from the bustle of urban life.

We have now appointed Ian White Associates to help us to develop and deliver the ‘Wanderings and Windings’. Initially this will be through co-design volunteering sessions that will ensure that routes are developed with and for local communities. Each trail will guide people around the landscape using and linking pre-existing routes, networks and transport options with stops at interpreted heritage features. They will ‘join the dots’ between heritage features and be waymarked on the ground by simple bespoke roundels. Bespoke printed and digital trail guides will enable users to explore the routes and learn about, experience and interpret the heritage of the Inner Forth.

The co-design workshops will be held at eight locations around the Inner Forth, and we would be delighted if readers, their families, friends or colleagues could come along to one or more of them. These will be drop-in sessions designed to give people the opportunity to express their own ideas and suggestions for their favourite routes, destinations and highlights of the Inner Forth landscape. 

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Wanderings & Windings 2nd Stage Design Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join Inner Forth Futures and Ian White Associates Landscape Architects to share your views on the proposed Wandering and Winding routes, which have originated from public sessions held during May 2019.

Come along to this free drop in event at Stirling ALbert Halls (Dumbarton Road, FK8 2QL) to comment on the draft routes. Events are also being held at three other locations, check the IFF events calendar for more details.

To keep up to date with the Wanderings and Windings project you can join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WanderingsandWindings

Wanderings & Windings 2nd Stage Design Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Inner Forth Futures and Ian White Associates Landscape Architects to share your views on the proposed Wandering and Winding routes, which have originated from public sessions held during May 2019.

 

Come along to this free drop in event at Gellet Community Hall, Limekilns (behind Limekilns Church, 8 Church Street, Limekilns, KY11 3HT) to comment on the draft routes. Events are also being held at three other locations, check the IFF events calendar for more details.

To keep up to date with the Wanderings and Windings project you can join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WanderingsandWindings

Wanderings & Windings 2nd Stage Design Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join Inner Forth Futures and Ian White Associates Landscape Architects to share your views on the proposed Wandering and Winding routes, which have originated from public sessions held during May 2019.

Come along to this free drop in event at Clackmannan Town Hall (Main Street, Clackmannan, FK10 4JA) to comment on the draft routes. Events are also being held at three other locations, check the IFF events calendar for more details.

To keep up to date with the Wanderings and Windings project you can join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WanderingsandWindings

POSTPONED - Wanderings & Windings - Birding by Bike

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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POSTPONED - Unfortunately we have not had enough bookings to run this event. We do plan to organise it again in the future.

A cycle of around 20 miles from Alloa Station to RSPB Skinflats Nature Reserve and back, taking in RSPB Black Devon Wetlands on the way, along the Wanderings and Windings Birding by Bike route. The RSPB Warden Allison Leonard will join you at both nature reserves to tell you more about the sites and help you get the most out of your visit. Binoculars will be available for you to borrow at both reserves, and telescopes will also be set up. Bring your own picnic lunch, which we'll have at RSPB Skinflats. We'll provide teas, coffees and cake to fuel you through the afternoon!

You can book your place here.

All participants should note:
- The route includes some mixed trails and is therefore not suitable for road bikes.
- You are responsible for attending with a 'road worthy' bicycle.
- Adults are advised to wear helmets, children under 18 are required to wear a helmet to participate.
- Please ensure that you are prepared for the weather; appropriate clothing and footwear are essential.

Wanderings & Windings: Beneath the Three Bridges Walk and Art Workshop

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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We think the Wanderings and Windings Beneath the Three Bridges trail is inspiring, and we hope this art workshop will inspire you too! We'll take a stroll from South Queensferry Parish Church along the Forth Estuary for ideas and inspiration, then Artist Hannah Ayre will be running the workshop, which involves creating cyanotype images based on your experience. We'll supply lunch and teas and coffees, leaving you free to devote all your energies to your art.

You can book your place here.

For our stroll we will cover a mixture of paths, which can be muddy in places, so please ensure that you wear appropriate sturdy footwear. The weather can be unpredictable, please dress appropriately and bring anything you may need such as water.

Wanderings & Windings: Port to Palace Walk

Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We'll be walking up and over the hills between Bo'ness and Linlithgow as we follow part of the Wanderings and Windings Bo'ness and Linlithgow Ramble trail covering around 4 miles. This will be a gentle stroll. We'll meet at The Cross in Linlithgow, where a coach will take us over to Bo'ness so that we can walk back at our leisure, enjoying the spectacular views of the Forth as we go. Back at Linlithgow we'll round off the afternoon with tea and cakes at the Burgh Cafe.

You can book your place here.

We will cover a mixture of paths, which can be muddy in places, so please ensure that you wear appropriate sturdy footwear. The weather can be unpredictable, please dress appropriately and bring anything you may need such as water.

Conference - Building new bridges - promoting tourism through the Inner Forth's unique landscape and heritage

Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Inner Forth has a lot to offer as a tourism destination. A unique landscape, a rich natural and historic heritage, and a great public and active transport network that puts it in a perfect place to be part of the sustainable tourism boom.

According to recent research, many tourists are now looking for more authentic, local experiences, more sustainable ways to travel, and a sense of discovering hidden gems. The Inner Forth ticks all those boxes. This free conference aims to explore how businesses, organisations and local communities could make the most of these great assets to develop a more integrated approach to tourism for the whole of the Inner Forth. 

There will be presentations from Visit Scotland's Regional Director Neil Christison, local destination marketing organisations from Falkirk, Fife, Clackmannanshire and Stirling, along with case studies from further afield.

There will be workshops on digital marketing,  screen tourism, wildlife hotspots and new local initiatives.

And perhaps most importantly, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow tourism businesses, organisations etc from across the area, pick up new ideas, and share your thoughts on the best ways to maximise opportunities for sustainable tourism in the Inner Forth.

We are also now offering delgates the opportunity to provide a case study poster about how their organisation, project or business is helping to promote more sustainable tourism in the Inner Forth or elsewhere. A template will be provided. If you are interested please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Download the draft programme here.

Download the workshop descriptions here.

To book visit our Eventbrite page.

TWIC Autumn Conference

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Bookings are now open for the TWIC Autumn Conference and AGM “Urban Wildlife” .

If you would like to contribute a short 5 mins slot on the open mike session or bring a display, please indicate this on the booking form. We would also welcome raffle prizes – should you have an item please let TWIC know you will be bringing it along on the day.

Cost

In order to help cover costs, we will be introducing a charge of £10 (£5 student) plus booking fee for attending the conference this autumn.

Booking essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twic-autumn-conference-urban-wildlife-tickets-79339357153

Getting to the venue

Public transport – The nearest train station is Linlithgow, which connects to the venue via SD travel Bus no. 31. TWIC are also facilitating car-sharing on the booking form – just complete the relevant section if you require/ can offer a lift. N.B. Only complete this section if you are happy for TWIC to share your email, town name and lift details with other conference delegates prior to the event.

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