Community Engagement Walk & Talk Event Doune Ponds, Moray Estates
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Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Time: 11am – 1pm
Venue: Doune Ponds, Doune, Perthshire, FK16 6BD
Scottish Land & Estates, in partnership with Moray Estates and the Doune Community Woodland Group invites SLE Members to attend this knowledge transfer and information event aimed at landowners, property and environmental managers and community development professionals.
Doune Ponds is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Moray Estates at Doune, and managed in Partnership with the Doune Community Woodland Group (DCWG). DCWG have managed the Ponds since 2014, when a management agreement with Stirling Council was forfeited by the Council. Since then there has been a real resurgence in the Ponds, both in terms of public access and biodiversity.
Hosted by John, the Earl of Moray and his mother, Lady Malvina Moray, as well as Rory McLeod of Moray Estates and members of the DCWG, this informal ‘Walk & Talk’ event is an opportunity to speak with those directly involved in the management of local open spaces in partnership between the landowner and the local community.
A key part of this event will be to learn more about community engagement in a practical and mutually beneficial way.
This unique event will allow interested parties to come together in an informal setting to meet, network and learn from each other in a practical way.
In attendance will be representatives of the landowner, the local community and the Scottish Land Commission.
As this event will take place mostly outdoors please bring suitable footwear and clothing.
Discussion topics will include:
• Community engagement
• Public access
• Using volunteers
• Liability and insurance issues
• Legal agreements
• On-going maintenance
• Managing anti-social behaviour
This event is free of charge, but places are limited, and booking is essential. To register your interest please e-mail Scott Petrie, Regional Support Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.