Author Archives: Jane Bain

Its Good to Grow

We were very happy to unwrap the parcels we received from Morrisons as part of their Its Good to Grow campaign. Thank you to everyone who collected tokens for us. We are excited to be making plans to grow in the Walled Garden at Gillies Hill Community Woodland
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Falck Renewables – Enriching Communities

We received funding last year from Falck Renewables to allow us to begin the development of our new nursery in Gillies Hill Community Woodland. We also won the Falck Renewables Recovery for a Resilient Sustainable Future Competition. As part of the funding process we were interviewed by Falck and asked about what we do in the woods and about our plans for the future.

A Monster Truck in the woods

We were very interested in the monster truck harvester in the woods today. It’s job is to fell trees and it has already cut down some to make a path along to the walled garden. It has enormous wheels and makes very deep and muddy tracks. We helped Amos mark out an alternative path to the muddy one so people walking can keep out the truck’s way. Look out for our colourful ribbons!!

Red Squirrels in Gillies Hill Community Woodland

CVN have been keeping track of the tree felling happening in our woods as a result of the Statutory Plant Health Notice issued to Cambusbarron Community Development Trust. We have been very sad to see that so many trees will go and that many of the birds and squirrels we watch in the woods may soon lose their homes.

We have received some information from Scottish Squirrels about how we can help and are very relieved to hear from them that ” squirrels always have multiple dreys on the go (sometimes up to 8 at any one time) and so are quite resilient to disturbances such as these. Hopefully in this case it will be an upheaval at the time, but following that they will occupy alternative drays and/or find other suitable habitats in the area“.

Following their advice we are making plans to help our woodland friends through this time of upheaval by making some new feeders and keeping them filled up with some tasty nuts and seeds.

Our children have been drawing red squirrels with big fluffy tails and nuts to eat. We’ve been learning that baby squirrels are called kittens and that their homes are called dreys too.

Applications for Session 2022/2023

Please complete the following 

and email to If necessary, forms can be posted to us care of Cambusbarron Community Centre, St Ninian’s Road, Cambusbarron, FK7 9NU. Please be aware that this may result in an additional delay to response times. 

Relevant information can be found below :

Fees (subject to review)

More information including dates when children become eligible for funding can be found in Stirling Council’s Nursery Admissions and Charging Policy 2020-2023. (Please note that, as a partner provider, we have a separate fee charging structure for non funded hours – see above).

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