Management Options for Portmoak Moss, February 2015
Our consultant, Robin Payne, has completed his report on
‘Management Options for Portmoak Moss’. We’re very pleased with it: it’s full
of good ideas and has plenty for everyone. It’s
a detailed and hence large document, 66 pages long, but
the summary at the beginning outlines the main themes. We'll be working
with The Woodland Trust Scotland on the new management plan and we hope
to include these ideas into a long term vision.
Burns Supper: 24 January 2015
usual, we all trooped into the Village Hall like haggises to the
slaughter. Which Bill Carr - in the uniform of the Surgeon to Manus
O'Cahan's Regiment of the Army of James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose
in the Service of King Charles 1st in Scotland - duly did. Former MSP
John McAllion remembered the Immortal One, Fi Cooper gave us all
lice. Or at least, The Louse, and Elaine Carruthers gave us another
poem, now lost in the mists of time and whisky. Mike and Gerry and the
Portmoak Players strummed, blew, fiddled about and sang, then Karen
reminded everyone how lucky they were to have such a wonderful steering
group to look after their woodlands for them. Meeting ajourned in the
wee sma' hours.
YouTube link: When Bill addresses the haggis, it stays addressed.
Moss viewed from Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty Hill in the
views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial
plantation to a raised peat bog.
at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and