T & G Planting Weekend

If a walker battled their way up the Gameshope to the bothy on a wild and wet Saturday night 9 days ago, gritting their teeth against the horizontal sleet and rain, they would have been delighted to see a candle burning in the window only to be dismayed on entering to find the place packed not with grim and determined …

Outdoor learning, stars and stories 

Outdoor learning, stars and stories  In October,  Outdoor Woodland Learning’s Dumfries & Galloway group (OWL Scotland) visited Borders Forest Trust’s Corehead Farm for their AGM and skill share. The day included a fungi foray and a walk up to visit our community orchard and woodland restoration project followed by campfire cooking and stories with an environmental story teller. The evening was …

Scottish Conker Championships 2017

‘Bonkers for Conkers 2017’ On Saturday 21st October 2017 Borders Forest Trust staff and some of our brilliant volunteers ran the 11th Scottish Conker Championship – a very popular and well attended attraction in the fabulous annual Tweed Valley Forest Festival. In spite of yet another poor conker harvest in Scotland, this year we were able to provide participants with …

Science of Autumn Colours

The science of Autumn colours  Have you been enjoying the autumn colours this year? The displays of red, yellow, orange and bronze lift the spirits on a walk through the wood, or a drive out in the countryside, and many people choose Autumn as their favourite season for this reason. Rather than the change in temperature at this time of …