Portmoak Community Woodland

Home page

 

About us

 

Find us

 

Maps + walks

 

Events + News

 

Ecology

 

Photo gallery

 

Meeting minutes

 

Links

 

Contacts

                    

Burns Supper: Saturday 23 January, 2016
Get this into your diaries now: we always sell out and those people who can remember what happened always say that it was the world's best Burns Supper. Tickets will go on sale towards the end of December. As ever Dr Bill Carr will put the poor wee beast to the sword and we've got plenty of top notch speakers, singers, reciters and mucking abouters.
                            When Bill addresses the haggis, it stays addressed
 YouTube link:  When Bill addresses the haggis, it stays addressed.

Christmas Tree Day: Sunday 13 December, 2015: 11:00 to 13:00
Come and get your Christmas trees from the Moss. As usual, this is a free event, although if would would like to make a donation you would be helping us to carry out our plans to make more improvements. Easiest is to come in at the Scotlandwell entrance and take the path straight ahead, following the signs and tapes which will lead you to our tarpaulin shelter, mince pies and hot drinks. You will be able to go out with one of our team to pick your tree. We'll cut it down for you and help you to get it back to the path. After that you're on your own.You'll need to go out onto the Moss so wellies or good boots are best. If you come in at the Grahamstone entrance, turn right on the path and you'll soon get to us.


Resources
Some recent additions, both found on the Ecology page:
One of our team, Marjorie Smith, was funded by the Scottish Government and the Primary Science Teaching Trust to develop an excellent teaching resource called Let's Talk Bogs.

There's an amazing number of insects living in the Moss - and the diversity has increased a lot because of the work that has been done to restore the peat dome. Butterfly Conservation do an incredible job of monitoring and recording moths and butterflies across the UK. Our local people are George Guthrie and Duncan Davidson. If you ever see strange lights in the Moss late at night, there's a good chance that it's George trapping moths and butterflies ready to identify, count and record them. Tables of their sightings over the last few years are here.


Portmoak Moss viewed from Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty Hill in the background

Fine views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial plantation to a raised peat bog.

Located at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and Perth.