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NEXT EVENTS
Burns Supper: 21 January 2017: 19:00 for 19:30: Portmoak Village Hall

The legendary one. £25 for the traditional Burns Supper cooked by Lochend Farm Shop, accompanied by a top class immortal memorialiser, the Portmoak Players, epic poems and the ritual disembowelling of the haggis by a local medical man. And more...
This always sells out so get your order for tickets in soon to info@portmoakcw.org.uk

Christmas tree day: 11 December 2016 from 11:00 until mid afternoon
You choose the tree, we’ll cut it for you. There’ll be hot drinks and mince pies too.
   If you come in from the Scotlandwell entrance, follow the signs up the steps to the top of the Moss.
   From the Grahamstone entrance, follow the path to the right.
Wear wellies or good boots - the trees are off the path. (If the going is too awkward for you, don’t worry, we’ll sort something out).
All trees are free (but you can make a donation to Portmoak Community Woodland if you want to - everything we raise goes back into our local community woodlands).

RECENT EVENTS
Guided bird walk: 5 November by Scott Paterson
Comments on the event included: "Very good!"   "Great!"   "Brilliant!"
So popular it was extended from 1 to 2 events. Attended by 19 + 12 people.
Sightings included: crossbill, gold crest, jay, red wing, field fair. Lot’s of interesting information, even on things as common as pigeons.

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

Fine views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial plantation to a raised peat bog.

Located at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and Perth.