Tayside Conservation Volunteer Group

Join your local group and help us with outdoor conservation work across Scotland.

Planning meetings

Most planning for weekend projects and social events is discussed and arranged at meetings held on working days. Additional meetings and the Annual General Meeting are held when necessary on a Monday evening at 7.30pm, in Dundee or Perth.

How to join a project

If you would like to go on any of the projects listed below, please register first and then contact the nominated leader directly. If there is no leader yet appointed for a particular task, please give your name to Robert Dey who can be contacted on 07875 879354. Volunteers must sign up for a project by the Sunday preceding the weekend on which the project is due to take place. If there are insufficient numbers to make a project viable, volunteers will be notified of the cancellation at the start of the week.

Please let the project leader know if you require a lift or will make your own way to the project.

If you find that you are unable to attend, please let the project leader know as soon as possible – ‘no shows’ can have financial implications for the Trust and prevent others from attending.

Sturdy footwear is essential, unless otherwise stated.

Projects

Bannockburn

Date and project leader: 

Saturday 9 June 2018, Fiona Paterson (07931870474)

Time: Depart at 9.00

Work grading: Low/Medium physical tasks

Most often associated with its historic past, the Ranger at Bannockburn is also trying to encourage wildlife on to this famous site. As part of this project you will be helping out with some jobs in the meadow.

Dollar Glen

Date and project leader: 

Saturday 23 June, Rob Dey (07875 879 35)

Saturday 11 August 2018, Rob Dey (07875 879 35) 

Time: Depart at 9.00

Work grading: Medium/Demanding physical tasks

Set at the foot of the Ochil Hills, this beautiful glen has many surprises; deep gorges, rushing burns, towering trees, a ruined castle and some rare wildlife.  Join our local Ranger as he begins a grant funded project to maintain and upgrade the path network.  

Steel toe capped boots may be required.  Check with your CV Leader beforehand.

Alloa Tower

Date and project leader:

Saturday 7 July 2018, Diane Milne (07773631117)

Saturday 1 September 2018, Diane Milne (07773631117)

Time: Depart at 9.00

Work grading: Low/Medium physical tasks

During both visits to Alloa you will be involved in helping property staff with litter picking, as well as removing old wire fencing.  This will improve the appearance of the surrounding woodland for local residents and visitors. 

Barry Mill

Date and project leader:

Saturday 21 July 2018, Moira Coull (07982821528)

Saturday 29 September 2018, Moira Coull (07982821528)

Saturday 13 October 2018, Roy Cooper (07852 122 014

Time: Depart at 9.00

Work grading: Medium/Demanding physical tasks

Come along and assist the Miller with some essential tasks in the grounds of this historic property.  Work will include: helping to refurbish the cottage garden which will provide an attractive space for visitors; clearing thinned trees & building species habitat in the woodland; removing branches/shrubs along the path of the mill lade to preserve the water supply; carry out repairs to the mill’s lade. 

Steel toe capped boots may be required.  Please check with your CV Leader beforehand.  

North Perthshire

Date and project leader: 

Saturday 15 September 2018, Fiona Paterson (07931870474)

Time: Depart at 9.00

Work grading: Medium/Demanding physical tasks

You’ll be working with the Ranger at one of the Highland Perthshire properties.  Work may include habitat management and footpath maintenance or you might even get the chance to help with the charcoal making project.  

Steel toe capped boots may be required.  Please check with your CV Leader beforehand.

Ben Lawers

Date and project leader: 

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October 2018, Rob Dey (07875 879 35) 

Work grading: Medium/Demanding physical tasks

Number of spaces: 10+

On your weekend trip to this famous upland property, you will be assisting the rangers with a number of tasks on their clear fell site (details TBC nearer the time).  

Steel toe capped boots may be required.  Please check with your CV Leader beforehand. 

Accommodation is provided for this project at Lynedoch in Killin, which is heated and has hot water, showers and beds.

Falkland Palace

Date and project leader: 

Saturday 10 November, Fiona Paterson (07931870474) 

Work grading: Low/Medium physical tasks

As we move towards winter, it’s time to give the gardens a bit of a tidy-up. Assist the Gardeners with a number of tasks including clearing leaves and cutting back vegetation.

House of Dun

Date and project leader: 

Saturday 24 November, Moira Coull (07982821528)

Work grading: Medium/Demanding physical tasks

You’ll be helping the Head Gardener with clearing debris and undergrowth in the Den garden area, together with essential maintenance including the removal of invasive species to create areas for replanting. 

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Find out about projects taking place between June to November 2018.