Volunteers get the job Doune at Ponds
Volunteers at Doune Ponds have received a helping hand in their efforts to improve the popular beauty spot.
On August 9 and September 9, they were joined by a team from CEMEX Cambusmore Quarry, Callander, and other sites run by the company.
They joined volunteers helping to construct two new short paths and assist in applying special wood preserving treatment to the west hide and main gate. There was also a team from Moray Estates carrying out tree surgery and chipping brush.
The teams worked all day, with CEMEX providing lunch.
Doune Community Woodland Group took on management of the 40-acre nature train from owners Moray Estates three years ago and have since restored paths and made many improvements.
Group chairman Tony Farrant thanked the CEMEX volunteers and added:“The paths they worked on were put in as part of the group’s plan to create a safe route round the main lake to enable wheel chair, children’s buggies and mobility scooter users to get round more easily.
“All the labour is provided on a voluntary basis.”
Work at Doune Ponds was recognised in 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards when the woodland group took first prize in the competition’s ‘small community woodland category’.
Job well done Staff from CEMEX with volunteers at Doune Ponds
Help CEMEX workers assisted in laying paths