Newsletter No.18 - November 2019
Added at 01:15 on 30 October 2021
AS WINTER ARRIVES, here's some very positive tree-planting news from the Castle Trust...
NEWSLETTER No.18 - November 2019
TARBERT : OUR CASTLE OF KINGS
"TREES - LOADS O' THEM!"
Volunteers at Tarbert Castle have been planting trees again this year (2019) as a community contribution to reducing the effect of carbon emissions and mitigating climate change. The work is all part of a national programme to deal with the urgent crisis affecting the world.
We have 160 new trees, and associated protection and fertiliser, supplied through a grant from the Tree Council’s “Tree Futures” programme and from the “I Dig Trees” programme organised by TCV Scotland, and with help from “Volunteering Matters” action earth programme.
Planting is being carried out by Tarbert Academy’s Forest School and a group of senior pupils who do their “Rural Skills” practical work at the Castle. Our own dedicated volunteer team is organising and assisting with the activity and will be planting during our volunteer work parties.
Robert McPhail, secretary and treasurer of the Trust, explained that, during the last 5 - 6 years, the Trust and its volunteers have planted over 1000 trees in the Community Woodland and Orchard, which form part of the Castle’s Heritage Park.
During spring, summer, and autumn 2019, the Trust recorded over 40,000 visitors to the Heritage Park as a whole.
If you'd like to be part of the ongoing activities at our Heritage Park please get in touch with us. Here are our contact details:-
TARBERT CASTLE TRUST
A community based organisation to protect, care for and expand the educational potential of Tarbert Castle.
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Charity No. SC043056.
Secretary & Treasurer: Robert McPhail MBE, Sonamarg, Ileene Rd., TARBERT, Argyll, PA29 6TU
Tel: 01880 820643