National Park Volunteers’ second Action Day at Glenfinart Walled Garden

Despite the damp and stormy weather, 4 volunteers from the National Park worked tirelessly at Glenfinart Walled Garden during their second Action Day on Saturday 28th March.

Irene and Jackie, seasoned volunteers, along with Clare and Fred, worked alongside Trustees Lynn, Linda and Anna. Young Sophia was a great help digging and collecting the weeds in the wheel barrow and, as always, everyone was treated to home baking with an additional welcome mug of soup provided by Anna.

Lynn Kerr

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Public Meeting to form a Hydro Steering Group

Residents have received notice that there will be a public meeting in the Village Hall on 31 March at 19.00 hours with a view to forming a ‘Hydro Steering Group’.

The purpose of the group being ‘to help establish Ardentinny Hydro Trust’. All are invited to attend.


Four potential hydro schemes proposed for Ardentinny

According to information obtained at Ardentinny Community Day on 21 March, the consortium Co-Hydrover is proposing 4 commercial hydro schemes on the following sites with potential financial benefits for the community.

We understand that a group of selected residents with expertise in Green energy and/or the setting up of a Charitable Trust are meeting soon, with a public consultation to follow in May.

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Note: locations are approximate & taken from the provided data below.  Click image for zoomable map.


Near Schoolhouse Burn/forest path


Near Baron Turner forest path (catchment 1).


Near Baron Turner forest path (catchment 2).


West of Fingal’s Well

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