This page is designed to give you access to a wealth of information from IFLI conferences, events, and activities that took place between May 2014 and September 2018, as well as educational resources, and reports and evaluations.For documents relating to the IFLI development phase between 2011 and 2014, please visit the Studies and Research page.

Educational Resources for children and adults

Lesson plans from the Future Tides project can be downloaded from the Future Tides page of this website. This project engaged school children and their teachers with the changing landscape and wildlife of the Inner Forth in order to build a greater understanding of why the landscape is shaped like it is, and how it may change in the future. Activities and resources from the Love Our Ladybird and Plant a Mini Orchard campaign, aspects of the Action for Nature project can be found on the Action for Nature page of this website.

Three sets of a Future Tides education resource box’ were designed and created by Leach Colour Ltd. Each education box contains fifteen lesson plans (download available on the Future Tides Legacy page of this website), a large-scale magnetic map of the Inner Forth areas and four resource packs themed around: mapping; wildlife; heritage; and problems and solutions. The resources are designed to be used with primary age school children. If you would like to view or borrow a Future Tides Education Resource box for your school or youth group please contact Allison Leonard, RSPB Forth Reserves Warden on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  These resources are free to borrow, but we ask that you please replace any items that are lost or broken whilst in your care, thank you.
Interested in archaeology and local history? Training guides from AOC Archaeology led sessions covering topics including use of GIS, desk-based research and field archaeology can be downloaded from the Researching Your Local Heritage page of this website. On the project page you can also view reports of digs and research that this project undertook. 
Tempted to get into wildlife recording, but not sure where to start? The Forth Nature Counts page of this website holds downloads of survey walks, how to use iRecord and suggestions of how to get into wildlife recording. On the Bings for Wildlife page you can download details of a standardised pollinator survey method. All free for you to use!
Films: the films and animations produced during the four years of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative can be found on our YouTube channel. Please watch, enjoy, share and use!

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative Reports, Leaflets and Flyers

If the report you are looking for is not within this list, please take a look at the Studies and Research page which houses the reports generated by the IFLI programme during our development period (2011-14).

An end of project report for each of the 54 projects within the IFLI programme can be found within the 'downloads' section of the relevant project page. You can browse all 54 projects via the Project Explorer. The Countryside Training Partnership supported the IFLI partnership by undertaking two Monitoring & Evaluation Reviews of the IFLI Programme and Partnership. The first was a Mid-Term Learning Review between April and June 2016 and the second was an IFLI Programme & Partnership-wide Monitoring & Evaluation Report in summer 2018. The full report or summary report showcase the combined successes and achievements of IFLI so please take a read to learn about the variety of activity that took place thanks to our HLF funding and support from partners, project leads, volunteers and the communities of the Inner Forth. Each report provides a friendly 'critical eye' and identifies both where we exceeded or met expectations and where additional work or improvements would be of benefit. The findings and recommendations of the 2018 report will also support the IFLI partnership as it moves into a new phase from October 2018 with the completion of the four-year HLF funded programme of works. This new phase is called Inner Forth Futures.

In 2015 we produced a leaflet that detailed the projects within our portfolio at that point in time - please be aware that projects have been added or removed from the portfolio since this leaflet was produced and the IFLI website is the most accurate record of project activity.

Go Forth is a booklet designed to help you discover more about the natural and historic heritage of the IFLI area by telling you about some of the best places to go, and how to link them together. The image below shows you what to expect!

Go Forth Booklet Map

A Tale of Two Estates: Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society reports covering the wealth of waggonways, lades, villages and harbours in the County can be found on the Tale of Two Estates page of this website or the CFSS website.

Cambuskenneth Watergate & Harbour: Reports on the dig and initial finds, a technical report from AOC Archaeology and reports into mason's marks can be found on the Cambuskenneth Watergate & Harbour page of this website.

Forth Crossings: Original research into the 'Port of Alloa' (Ian Middleton) and 'Culross: The Rise and Fall of a Royal Burgh' (Murray Baird) can be found on the Forth Crossings page of this website.

Training Tomorrow's Talent: Copies of the five MSc dissertations that were supported through IFLI bursaries can be found on the Training Tomorrow's Talent page of this website.

The IFLI team helped to devise, support and advertise hundreds of events between 2014 and 2018. Browse the events calendar to see what took place, or download leaflets from the September Inner Forth Festivals in 2017, 2016 or 2015.

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative Conference Packs

VISIONS TO ACTIONS. IFLI Conference & Guided Projects Coach Tour, 16-17 August 2018. A free event on working with heritage, communities and partners at a landscape-scale. Download the Programme & Flyer. The report on the workshop entitled What makes a good partnership is downloadable here. Talks are downloadable as below:

The Power of Partnership Anne McCall, Director, RSPB Scotland
Landscape-scale work: HLF Past, Present and Future Drew Bennellick, Head of Land and Nature, Heritage Lottery Fund
Engaging Communities in Decision Making Gary Porter, Development Manager - Regeneration & Alex Downie, Development Manager - Enterprise & Training, Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Branding a Landscape Susannah Bleakley, Chief Executive, Morcambe Bay Partnership
Community engagement in biological data recording Roseanna Burton, Community Officer, Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership
Delivering Water environment projects in a rural area

Lynn Cassells, Land Management Officer, Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership

Supporting local heritage priorities through a community grants scheme Laura Traynor, Assistant Scheme Manager, Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership
Working on and off the HES estate to conserve built heritage David Borthwick, District Architect, Historic Environment Scotland
Training Tomorrow's Talent: A skills legacy Lizzy Cairns, Programme Assistant, Inner Forth Landscape Initiative
Delivering a Central Scotland Green Network Emilie Wadsworth, Deputy Head of Strategic Development, Central Scotland Green Network Trust
Telling the Inner Forth Story Sue Walker, Communications Officer, Inner Forth Landscape Initiative

FROM SOURCE TO RESOURCE: MAKING BIOLOGICAL RECORDING COUNT. 10 February 2018. Download the programme. Talks can be downloaded from the Forth Nature Counts webpage of this website.

THE INNER FORTH: NEW CONNECTIONS FOR NATURE, HISTORY AND PEOPLE. 11 November 2017. Downloads of talks are unavailable, but you can view the list of speakers and topics on the Forth Naturalist & Historian website.

WILDLIFE CONNECTIONS: LINKING POLLINATOR-RICH HABITATS ACROSS THE INNER FORTH. 23 March 2017. Talks can be downloaded from the Wildlife Connections page of this website.

DEFEATING THE INVADERS: A CONFERENCE ON INVASIVE NON-NATIVE SPECIES. 14 September 2016. Download the programme and flyer. Talks, case studies and videos can be downloaded from the event page of this website

INSPIRING MEADOWS: CREATING & MANAGING WILDFLOWER AREAS. 7 September 2015. Download the programme. Talks and case studies can be downloaded from the event page of this website.

THE INNER FORTH: FORMED BY NATURE, SHAPED BY PEOPLE. 15 November 2014. Downloads of talks are unavailable, but you can view the list of speakers and topics on the Forth Naturalist & Historian website

A number of papers that arose from IFLI projects have been printed in the Forth Naturalist & Historian Journal, volumes 38 onwards. Details of the Journal and how to purchase copies can be found on the Forth Naturalist & Historian website.

Image of IFLI cakeRSPB Black Devon Wetlands Fun Day 2018 cakesRSPB Black Devon Wetlands Launch Cake 2017