Langholm Moor

BFT’s Engagement with the Community Ownership Group. In May 2019, the Buccleuch Estates announced the decision to sell Tarras Water and Holm Hill estate and the clock started ticking for the Langhom Community. When Borders Forest Trust were first starting out on our ecological restoration journey, we had support from established organisations, including the John Muir Trust. Although still needing …

What to do and how to do it?

Outdoor Education in a post Covid world By Anna Craigen – Education Officer 2020 got off to a flying start – the weather wasn’t too horrific and I had lovely woodland education projects with a variety of fantastic groups of young people on the go. In addition to this, there were lots of new exciting projects in the pipeline for …

10 Books on the Environment that you should read.

by Stephanie Young Lockdown gave me the opportunity to catch up on a bit of reading (including BFT’s new book) to reduce the large pile of books next to my desk.  Here’s a few of my favourites, including a couple which I picked off the bookshelf to read again and, they didn’t disappoint the second time round. Ecological Restoration As …

Bumper Berries by Anna

I’m all about berries at the moment! The glorious Spring we experienced this year has resulted in bumper crops of top quality berries this summer. Amazing. I’m very lucky as my garden is full of them – strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries and blackcurrants galore – meaning a daily picking regime and a large amount of jar sterilising, preserving, conserving and delivering …

Fiona’s unusual first day

I have worked at BFT for just over half a year now, so I thought I would take this opportunity to tell a tale of my first encounter with the staff and trustees, following on from my interview and acceptance of the job. With some trepidation, I agreed to meet Rosalind (the chairman), at the edge of Edinburgh for the …