During woodland play sessions children may be exposed to ticks as they are commonly found in woodland, moorland, grassland and parks. Ticks can sometimes pass on disease such as Lyme disease to humans. Not all ticks are infected and, if they are removed quickly and safely, the chance of illness is greatly reduced.
We strongly recommend that children wear long sleeved tops and trousers as they not only reduce the risk of tick bite they also protect against nettle stings, scrapes and scratches.
We also recommend that parents check for ticks routinely and, if found, remove as soon as possible. The safest way to do this is to use a tick removal tool commonly available in most outdoor shops and chemists.
The following information and guidance may also be useful :
Happy Gala day everyone!! We hope all our children enjoyed their mini gala day treats from the Cambusbarron Community Events Group, the bags looked fantastic. We also hope that our older community members enjoyed their afternoon tea bags. We received an incredible 230 nominations and want to give our community a big pat on the back for their community spirit and neighbourly-ness in looking out for one another. A big thank you to the Community Council and Foundation Scotland for their support. Thanks too to all the wonderful volunteers who ran around delivering on our behalf – you really made this all possible. Thanks also to Shaun at Michael More for being up at the crack of dawn to make all the scones and pancakes. We, at CVN, are proud to be part of such an amazing community 🙌🙌🙌
We are very grateful to Aldo for making a lovely new sign to go beside the fruit trees in our orchard in the walled garden. Amos helped the children find a good spot to put it up. Our apple trees are already covered in blossom and there are leaves on the pears , plums and cherries. The children are hoping to be able to harvest some fruit next week!
The children had great fun (as well as a significant amount of patience) making damper bread in the woods today. The bread took a long, long time to cook but it was worth the wait. The children said it was yummy and that it smelled just like toast 😊
Do you have a neighbour, friend or relative who is elderly, lonely or in poor health? If so please let us know! We have a Gala Day treat planned for them!
On Gala Day, while the Gala Committee are arranging their Gala Day Treat Bags for Mini Garden Galas to village children, Cambusbarron Village Nursery will be out and about delivering special Gala Afternoon Tea Goody Bags around Cambusbarron. Our goody bags will consist of a fantastic afternoon tea (made by our very own Michael More) and some little treats made by CVN children. We want to deliver a bag to as many Cambusbarron residents whose lives have been made more difficult because of pandemic restrictions as we can. So, please tell us about any neighbours, friends and/or relatives who might welcome a wee treat. There are several ways to get in touch:
you can write the information down and either pop it in one of our boxes available at the Library or in Devine Hair or in an envelope to us (please mark it CVN Afternoon Teas) at the Community Centre (it can be posted in our mail box at the left hand side of the front door if the centre is closed) or fill in the online form
CVN is very grateful for support received from Foundation Scotland and Cambusbarron Community Council which makes this project possible.
We have now submitted a funding application to Foundation Scotland (Cambusbarron Community Fund) and have our fingers and toes crossed that it will be successful. This would allow us to complete some initial groundwork on our site (survey the trees and ground conditions) and also allow us to commission an architect to produce some initial drawings for the nursery building. Exciting!!
We’ve also begun developing a space within the Walled Garden and have planted 15 fruit trees (apples, pear, plums and cherries). We are now working on a raised bed and, when the unseasonal but Scottish cold and wintry May weather leaves, we will be sowing some seeds and planting out some vegetables (we have courgettes, pumpkins and sunflowers ready and waiting).
We celebrated Earth Day this week in the woods – what better place?? We have been fortunate to have received fruit trees from The Tree Council and today we planted them in the orchard area of the Walled Garden Gillies Hill Community Woodland. Our children are looking forward to harvesting apples, pears, cherries and plums! It was a lot of hard work with some very exciting finds (worms, bees, butterflies, frogs). Our children are indeed a #ForceForNature
What an exciting visit to the castle pond today. Amos had called to say it was Toad City up there so we just had to rush up to see what he was talking about. We were thrilled to see so many toads and even an occasional frog. We learned so much about toads : male toads are much smaller than the females, toads come back to mate in the same place every year (dont like to think how many toads will be in the pond next year!!!), toad spawn is fertilised after it is laid and toads are rough and lumpy but frogs are smooth and much more slippery.