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82. CCF Funding Beechbrae Again!!

Just a quick update to say that we are thrilled to have been granted funding for the 2nd year from the Climate Challenge Fund. Stay tuned as we begin recruiting and gearing up for this year!!

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77. Harvesting Apples from Beechbrae Orchard

Over 3 the last 3 years, 5 different classes from Blackridge Primary School planted the apple trees in Beechbrae Orchard. This autumn was special as some of the apple trees at Beechbrae Orchard finally have apples on them!! The P7 … Continue reading

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71. Water at Beechbrae Wood

We have been working for the past year towards getting a borehole dug at Beechbrae so that we have water to water our plants, wash our hands and have a drink! First we had to find the water. We had … Continue reading

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70. Blackridge Primary Garden

There are several planters in the playground at Blackridge Primary Playground that were pretty empty and looking past their best. A handful of trees and shrubs were there and the School, Eco-Committee and Parent Teacher Council decided to put them back into use … Continue reading

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69. Blackridge Nursery Planters

Ally has been busy at Blackridge Primary working to help plant fruit and veg at the school. The Nursery was looking for a bit of a general tidy & wanted add some natural beauty to their outdoor space and the school, … Continue reading

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66. Tree Vandalism & Arson

On Saturday 9 May  9 hardwood trees were cut down by 4 youths at Beechbrae Wood. They set a fire in the wood in a coniferous section of the wood where they had cut down the trees. There were also … Continue reading

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65. Vandalism to Willow Windbreak

Unfortunately someone had too much time on their hands on the bank holiday yesterday morning/early afternoon at Blackridge train station. Over 30 meters of the weed suppressant fabric has been ripped off and removed from the newly planted willow windbreak. … Continue reading

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55. Beechbrae Wood & Orchard Entrance

Thanks to a grant from the Blackridge Community Fund (the windtourbine grant) Beechbrae got funding to install drainage and level the entrance to Beechbrae wood & orchard to make it more accessible for visitors which is brilliant. We had trouble … Continue reading

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54. Path & Drainage Works

As mentioned before, Beechbrae was fortunate enough to get a grant from West Lothian Council’s Blackridge Village Improvement Fund to put in path and drainage along an incredibly boggy and often impassable grass footpath. This area happens to be the … Continue reading

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49. Blackridge Community Fund

Beechbrae is excited to announce that we have been successful in getting a grant from FIM Services- Blackridge Community fund administered by Foundation Scotland. This grant is available as a result from the wind turbines that stretch to the sky behind … Continue reading

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