We're thinking about arranging a dawn chorus in
Watch this space.
Burns Supper: 21 January
one, as always with the haggis on the
receiving end of stern words from Bill Carr.
Tich Frier immortalised the memory, the
Portmoak Players played, as did Mike and son
of Mike, there were poems, the lasses were
praised to the heavens, as were were the
laddies and this year's competion to produce a
new bit Burns was won by something written and
sung in Swedish. No idea what it was about.
Christmas tree day: 11 December 2016
Once again around
80 families came got their Christmas trees
from the Moss. Although our events are free,
many people made generous donations and all of
that money will go back into developing our
community woodlands and purtting on events.
Reprofiling project: September 2016
A major piece of
work, funded by LLLP the Woodland Trust and
Portmoak Community Woodland Group wascompleted
on the Moss. Read more details
here. Basically we have been so
successful in raising the water table that now
we had to safeguard against the danger of bog
burst. To do that we reprofiled the steep peat
banks at the edges of the Moss and put in some
peat dams on the surface to limit run off
through the old drainage channels. In
addition, the main steps up to the peat crown
were geting quite rickety so we replaced them
too. This could
become a Best Practice for the restoration of
raised peat bogs.
Portmoak Moss viewed from
Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty
Hill in the background
views, delightful walking and an ambitious
project to restore a commercial plantation to a
raised peat bog.
at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90,
about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and