...we'll plan the
Burns Ceilidh : 2 February, Portmoak
Instead of our
usual Burns Supper we had a Burns Ceilidh
featuring one of Scotland's best ceilidh bands
and certainly the best named - Ceilidh
Minogue. It was a traditional village ceilidh
with dancing, singing and poems. Dr Bill Carr
performed his famous Address to (and massacre
of) the Haggis, with secret weapons. Survivers
thought this was a great night.
...and you can see what we did in 2018 by
butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees
There's an amazing
number of insects living in the Moss - and the
diversity has increased a lot because of the work
that has been done to restore the peat dome.
Butterfly Conservation http://www.eastscotland-butterflies.org.uk/
an incredible job of monitoring and recording
moths and butterflies across the UK. Our local
people are George Guthrie and Duncan Davidson. If
you ever see strange lights in the Moss late at
night, there's a good chance that it's George
trapping moths and butterflies ready to identify,
count and record them. Sometimes they put on
special events for us too.
shows what they've seen on the Moss so far in 2018
- there's 91 species.
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