Much more than beasties on dead things

Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An introduction to carrion beetles (Silphidae)

They may have a grisly reputation, but carrion beetles are a fascinating group. Some are hunters, others show impressive strength by burying small mammal carcasses! They also have another side – unusually, with some carrion beetles both parents care for the young. Not only are they important decomposers, they can help forensic investigations.
 
  • Learn more about these intriguing creatures
  • Gain experience in survey, ID and use of microscopes
  • Only 20 species recorded in the UK, mostly large
 
Led by Ashleigh Whiffin of National Museums Scotland (and a founder of the National Silphidae Recording Scheme).
 
No experience necessary. We will spend time indoors and outdoors. Please note that the day will involve some microscope work, viewing preserved beetle specimens and small mammal carrion.
 
Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential.
 
For more information and to book a place, please contact Fife Nature: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03451 55 55 55 ext 402 270

Wanderings and Windings Co-Creation Workshop

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 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. 

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or telephone 01324 831568.

Wanderings and Windings Co-Creation Workshop

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:45 pm - 3:45 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. 

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or telephone 01324 831568.

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

Gellet Society: Wanderings & Windings of the Inner Forth

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Sue Walker, Project Officer with Inner Forth Futures, will give an illustrated talk about the Inner Forth Wanderings and Windings project, made possible through a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working closely with local communities the Wandering & Windings project is creating a suite of nine waymarked walk and cycle routes of varying duration, some only 4 hrs and the longest route taking a week to complete on foot.
 
These walks and cycles 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 gems to be found around the Inner Forth. They include natural hotspots, historic buildings, riverside views, cultural landmarks or simply places to escape the bustle of urban life.
 
The Gellet Society was formed in October 1990 to allow residents of Charlestown and Limekilns, with an interest in local history and heritage, to meet on a monthly basis. The Society organises a speaker for each meeting and takes an active role in archiving information such as old photographs of the area and anything to do with the industrial heritage of the villages. The Society's focus is on the history and heritage of Charlestown, Limekilns and the district lying south and west of Dunfermline. 
Meetings start at 19:10 every second Thursday of the month. Annual membership is £6/yr including tea or coffee. Visitors £3 per visit and all will be most welcome.
 
Visit their website for more information: www.gellet-society.org.uk

Wanderings & Windings: Fife Forty Challenge Cycle

Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A 26-mile route for more experienced cyclists following a large part of the Wanderings and Windings Fife Forty route. The ride will take you to parts of Fife most other routes don't reach! You'll visit Charlestown Limekilns, the lovely Balgownie Woods, and get great views of the River Forth. We'll stop for a soup and sandwich lunch en route to refuel you for the afternoon, but you should bring your own water and snacks for on the way.

You can book your place here.

All participants should note:
- This ride is suitable for riders 18+ years old.
- 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,
- Please ensure that you are prepared for the weather; appropriate clothing and footwear are essential.

Wanderings & Windings Celebration Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Come and join us for a day of free family drop-in activities and information held at Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, to celebrate the launch of the Wanderings & Windings cycling and walking trails. Activities will include the Traditional Building Doctor, Guided walks around the Glen, rides in Cycling Without Age's trishaw, and art activities, as well as a chance to find out more about local walking, cycling and community groups.

Inner Forth Futures has received a National Heritage Lottery Fund 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 has worked closely with local communities around the Inner Forth to develop a suite of nine, day-long, waymarked and promoted walks and cycles. Using 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 include nature hotspots, historic buildings, riverside views, cultural landmarks or simply places to escape from the bustle of urban life.

We are delighted to be joined by Scottish Lime Centre Trust, Cycling Without Age, Sustrans Scotland, Friends of Pittencrieff Park, West Fife Woodlands, RSPB Scotland and Hannah Ayre : Arts Education.

Winter Corn Bunting and Wildlife Walk

Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join the RSPB for a leisurely winter walk to look for corn buntings and other farmland birds in winter flocks. This walk is part of its Postcode Local Trust funded ‘Corn Buntings in the Community’ project. They will be doing a circular route starting at St Monans 'Bowhouse' and it will last about an hour. The walk will start off from Bowhouse (NO515016) and continue along across stubble fields to get to one of the farmers’ cover crops, and then we come back along the same route (see below image for route). You'll learn more about corn buntings and the work that has been going on to prevent the species from disappearing in Scotland. Boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-wildlife-walks-at-stmonans-11012020-tickets-85609055991?aff=erelexpmlt

Winter Corn Bunting and Wildlife Walk

Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Join the RSPB for a leisurely winter walk to look for corn buntings and other farmland birds in winter flocks. This walk is part of its Postcode Local Trust funded ‘Corn Buntings in the Community’ project. They will be doing a circular route starting at St Monans 'Bowhouse' and it will last about an hour. The walk will start off from Bowhouse (NO515016) and continue along across stubble fields to get to one of the farmers’ cover crops, and then we come back along the same route (see below image for route). You'll learn more about corn buntings and the work that has been going on to prevent the species from disappearing in Scotland. Boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Please book at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-wildlife-walks-at-stmonans-11012020-tickets-85609567521?aff=erelexpmlt

Winter Corn Bunting and Wildlife Walk

Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join the RSPB for a leisurely winter walk to look for corn buntings and other farmland birds in winter flocks. This walk is part of its Postcode Local Trust funded ‘Corn Buntings in the Community’ project. You will be doing a circular route starting at St Monans 'Bowhouse' and it will last about an hour. The walk will start off from Bowhouse (NO515016) and continue along across stubble fields to get to one of the farmers’ cover crops, and then we come back along the same route (see below image for route). You'll learn more about corn buntings and the work that has been going on to prevent the species from disappearing in Scotland. Boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-wildlife-walks-at-stmonans-25012020-tickets-85609651773?aff=erelexpmlt  

Winter Corn Bunting and Wildlife Walk

Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Join the RSPB for a leisurely winter walk to look for corn buntings and other farmland birds in winter flocks. This walk is part of its Postcode Local Trust funded ‘Corn Buntings in the Community’ project. We will be doing a circular route starting at St Monans 'Bowhouse' and it will last about an hour. The walk will start off from Bowhouse (NO515016) and continue along across stubble fields to get to one of the farmers’ cover crops, and then we come back along the same route (see below image for route). You'll learn more about corn buntings and the work that has been going on to prevent the species from disappearing in Scotland. Boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-wildlife-walks-at-stmonans-25012020-tickets-85609794199?aff=erelexpmlt

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