This year the Gathering is heading to the Trossachs, part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and home of more large-scale ecological restoration projects than you can shake a birch seedling at. We’ll be based in the village of Aberfoyle, from the 4th to the 6th of October, with a weekend of talks, visits and workshops, plus the Buildings Tour in the lead-up on Friday.
We’ll be hearing about woodland management in the park, visiting some of the big reforestation projects, looking at natural regeneration in the FLS woodlands around Aberfoyle and sailing on Loch Katrine. As usual much of the content is member led, so prepare a 3-minute Soapbox on something you are involved in or let us know if you can lead a workshop. Music for the Saturday night ceilidh will be by the HotScotch Ceilidh band and catering by the Project Café.
The Gathering will be located at the Dounans Centre just outside Aberfoyle (https://www.soec.org.uk/our-centres/dounans/). We have block booked the centre and can offer rooms and camping at very good rates (see booking form) or there is lots of accommodation in the area if you want to find your own.
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