Burns Supper: 21 January 2017: 19:00 for 19:30:
Portmoak Village Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Guided bird walk: 5
November by Scott Paterson
Comments on the
event included: "Very good!"
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
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