Alva Glen

For this project, Alva Glen Heritage Trust has planned an ambitious programme of work to improve the glen. There are four main themes:

Improving access

  • Repairing and improving the paths
  • Building dry-stane dykes
  • Installing low-level, low-impact lighting to encourage more use of the glen

Increasing enjoyment

  • Installing public artworks
  • Commissioning exhibits, to encourage the public to engage with science
  • Installing cabling, to make the illuminations easier to host
  • Building a sensory garden for all abilities to enjoy

Improving the environment

  • Investigating the feasibility of generating hydropower in the glen
  • Encouraging birds and native plants by removing non-native species

Conserving our heritage

  • Researching the role Alva Glen played in the mills of Alva
  • Investigating and conserving the Mill lade
  • Providing interpretation of the glen’s history

All of these activities will provide volunteering opportunities, with a range of different skills needed.  If you’re interested in photography, path building, history, art, science, nature, conservation work or helping us stage the illuminations event, do get in touch!

Please take a couple of minutes to helpus improve the Alva Glen Illuminations by completing this survey: Alva Glen Illuminations Survey