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Friends Receive Civic Award
Stirling Council Provost Mike Robbins honoured local citizens at a civic awards ceremony on Friday 26th October at Stirling Castle. The awards are presented to local people and organisations who have made significant contributions in their field or to their community. This year 28 awards were made across 9 categories and the Friends of Plean Country Park were delighted to receive recognition in the communities section for their work in conservation and promotion of the park.
Good for another 100 years!
On Saturday 10th November a group of Rangers, Friends and other volunteers under the guidance of Alice and Archie from the West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association rebuilt a 6 metre section of dyke.
Click on the images to see the results and how it was done ...
We are fortunate in the park to have one of the best displays of Greater Butterfly Orchids (Platanthera chlorantha) nationally. This plant with its lovely vanilla coloured flower spikes grows in old meadows and other unimproved grasslands and during the months of June and July appear in the in large numbers. During July we held two successful orchid events which were both quite different but closely related.
Easter Fun Day
Easter Sunday was a fun day in Plean
Country Park. The Friends Group organised an Easter Trail which proved really popular. So much so that it took us by surprise and unfortunately a few were disappointed when the eggs ran out temporarily. Definately a lesson learned for next year.We hope it did not spoil the day too much for the children.The fun continued as the egg decorating and Easter Bonnet competition got under way with a large number of entries. A huge amount of effort had gone into both decorating the eggs and creating the hats. This made the judging a very difficult task.