Colourful Carnoustie is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the environment, primarily through developing and maintaining the floral ‘look’ of the town. We work with local schools and organisations and in both 2015 and 2016 Carnoustie won gold awards in the Beautiful Scotland competition. We took a year out in 2017 but are now gearing ourselves up for a vigorous and enjoyable 2018, especially with the Open in the town this July.
Carnoustie to Barry is a long town. Our efforts to date have mostly been focused on the town centre, but we would like to expand west along Dundee Street and Barry Road. And to do this we need help! Help of any kind is much appreciated, whether in providing ideas, helping with projects, an hour or two of planting up or weeding, taking responsibility for watering one or some planters, fund-raising, or simply following us on Facebook and spreading the word.
Murton Trust manages a thriving nature reserve, visitor farm and tea room, on the outskirts of Forfar. Murton provides a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and develop skills for life. We wish to enrich people’s lives by using our site as an educational tool that has a positive impact on all ages.
As a Scottish charitable organisation with a dual purpose, situated on a former sand and gravel quarry, Murton Trust manages and enhances the natural heritage on the 100 acre site and currently utilises the landscape to provide opportunities for young people from Angus and Dundee (aged 14-19) who are disengaged from formal education, to gain meaningful vocational qualifications or work experience in hospitality and land based skills.
Murton Trust is a Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) accredited vocational training centre, our education programmes make significant differences to the futures of challenged young people. We support those currently at school and those who have left school with no positive destination who are at risk of future social and employment exclusion, as a consequence of little or no school achievements.
We also operate Murton Tots Outdoor Playgroup throughout term time, working with pre-school children in an outdoor setting introducing them to the benefits of playing outdoors and experiencing nature at an early age.
Since opening 11 years ago, the nature reserve has become a hidden gem, teaming with wildlife including otters. The 80 acre nature reserve flourishes with diverse habitats; lochs, wetlands, woods, wild flower meadows, and nesting sites for sand martins. An abundant array of wetland and wading birds including Little Ringed Plovers a local biodiversity priority species are thriving. The management and design of the site mean paths and seating afford views, and provide access to nature without encroaching nesting sites or damaging habitats. The visitor farm and tea room have grown in popularity and are firmly established as a tourist destination, featuring in the list of top 20 places to visit in Angus. Murton recognises the importance of tourism to its future sustainability and has become a key player in the Angus Tourism Cooperative established across the county by tourist attractions, hospitality businesses and accommodation providers.
Gairie Ramblers is a community based organisation keen to set up walks within the Kirrie are, the Angus glens and Perthshire. Our Activities are open to all, especially people who may benefit being involved in an association and outdoor environment to improve health and wellbeing.
Newport on Tay
Taymara (Tay Maritime Action) is a voluntary sector organisation which serves the geographic areas of Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross – with our vessels and qualified crews providing safe access to the exciting Tay River and North Sea coastal marine environment. Taymara provides knowledge, qualifications, skills and memorable maritime experiences for all, but especially for those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.