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West Fife Woodlands Group Win Award!

Our good friends and neighbours in the West Fife Woodlands Group have won this year’s award for the Community Path Group of the Year.

The 2016 Volunteer Award winners were announced at the Paths for All 20th Birthday celebration event held at Surgeons Hall in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th October.  Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell attended the ceremony was able to meet volunteers from Fife, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk.

West Fife Woodlands won their award for their development and maintenance of a network of 112 acres of woodland paths with 1,600 volunteer hours of help per year. They have:

• Negotiated Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and private landowner work agreements
• Produced interpretation panels and leaflets
• Fundraised from various funding bodies
• Managed Visit Scotland’s snowdrop walks for 10 years
• Planted a new orchard with 250 primary school children
• Surveyed red squirrels 6 times a year
• Provided environmental work experience to foreign students
• Achieved “highly commended” in the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2016 Community Woodlands Section.

We congratulate them on their award which was well deserved.

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