The Ochils Landscape Partnership needs volunteers. There are opportunities to take part in a range of activities from scrub clearance, tree and wild flower planting and dry stone walling, to writing text and providing photographs for interpretation boards and the website. Many of these provide opportunities to learn new skills.
There will be many FREE opportunities to help you get involved, including:
- Training to enable you to carry out historical research: one course will focus on using archives and palaeography (reading old hand-writing); and another will train people in oral history skills.
- Workshops to help you interpret local heritage and maintain on-line and new media resources.
Register your interest in volunteering using the online form.
Alternatively you can download and complete the printed form.
Why get involved?
- Get out into the fresh air
- Learn about the local environment
- Meet new people
- Learn new skills
- Become a historical detective
- Make your mark by contributing to interpretation panels, leaflets and the website
- Help protect the precious built heritage of the Ochils and Hillfoots
Help to improve nature and the environment
- Carry out wildlife surveys
- Plant native trees and flowers
- Help to make path improvements
- Assist with the creation of wetlands
Discover local history
- Get involved in researching our natural, built and cultural heritage
- Help to conserve our buildings and kirkyards
- Take part in an archaeological dig
- Undertake gravestone data-recording
Get involved in creative media
- Help to compile a photographic record of local projects
- Write material for the website
- Create informative leaflets for the Hillfoots communities
- Design and develop interpretation materials
Learn new skills
- Learn how to research local and family history
- Get some training in dry stone walling
- Learn how to create and maintain paths