AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

THE TRADITIONAL SKILL OF HEDGELAYING

With a choice of venues and teaching –

  • Practical Training: 1 or 2 days in Fife - SATURDAY, 24th and SUNDAY, 25th NOVEMBER 2012 – Lochore Meadows Country Park

  • Demonstration with practical training:  1 day in Angus –

MONDAY, 26th NOVEMBER – Brechin

No previous knowledge will be assumed! If you are a complete beginner, the two day weekend course is recommended so that there is plenty of time to practice.  The event will be led by Guy Robins, Runner Up in the National Hedgelaying Championships 2012.

OPTION 1 – FIFE (KINROSS BORDER)

LOCHORE MEADOWS COUNTRY PARK, CROSSHILL, FIFE (accessed via the M90 near Kinross)

SATURDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER

SUNDAY, 25th NOVEMBER

£20 either day, or £35 for both days

Directions and where to meet will be sent on confirmation

Time of arrival (both days)

  • 9.00am

Tasks – we will carry out all stages of laying a hedge in the Midland Style; dress the hedge, cut the main stem and lay over, stake and tie in with hazel winders.

Time of departure

  • Nightfall, i.e. c4.00pm

What to wear - warm outdoor clothes, hat and sturdy footwear: we will work even if it’s raining!

What to bring:

  • Please bring your own packed lunch and bottled water

We will provide:

  • refreshments throughout the day (tea, coffee)
  • All tools, including gloves

Toilet facilities will be available at the Visitor Centre, a short drive away; the café should still be open when we depart.

OPTION 2 – ANGUS

BRECHIN – FIELD OPPOSITE THE BRECHIN CASTLE CENTRE (accessed via the A90 at Haughmuir, Brechin)

MONDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER

£15 for the day

Directions and where to meet will be sent on confirmation

Time of arrival

  • 9.30am

Tasks – we will demonstrate all stages of laying a hedge in the Midland Style; dressing the hedge, cutting the main stem and laying over, staking and tying in with hazel winders.  Joining in and practising all this will be an essential part of the day.

Time of departure

  • Nightfall, i.e. c4.00pm

What to wear - warm outdoor clothes, hat and sturdy footwear – we will work even if it’s raining!

What to bring:

  • Please bring your own packed lunch and bottled water

 

We will provide:

  • refreshments throughout the day (tea, coffee)
  • All tools, including gloves

Toilet facilities will be available in the Brechin Castle Centre nearby; the café should still be open when we depart.

The low cost of this training is only possible because

of grant aid from Forestry Commission Scotland (Perth & Argyll Conservancy)

BOOKING FORM – HEDGELAYING TRAINING

This training is open to anyone who would like to find out more about Hedgelaying and we will assume you are a complete beginner.  If you have some experience of Hedgelaying, please let us know and we will adapt accordingly.

Places are limited and will be allocated ‘first come, first served’, so please return the completed form as soon as possible to secure your booking.

Booking Deadline – 17th November 2012

If possible, please e-mail the form direct as soon as possible to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and then post a copy, with payment, to: Catherine Lloyd, Tayside Biodiversity Partnership, c/o Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD.

If you would prefer to be invoiced, please ask.

Name

 

Organisation (if relevant)

 

Address

 

Postcode

 

Email

 

  • Tel. No.
  • Mobile Tel. in case of emergency

 

Fee Enclosed: £

Please state which day(s) you will be attending:

Sat 24th / Sun 25th November – (Fife) £20 per day or £35 for both days

Mon 26th November – (Angus) £15 for the day

Please do not send cash; if possible send a cheque made payable to “Perth & Kinross Council” which administers the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership’s budget; all monies will be credited direct to the Partnership.  Alternatively, if you prefer, an invoice can be sent.

Medical emergency contact/ any relevant conditions / requirements

 

Lunch and Refreshments

Please bring your own snack and bottled water.  We will provide tea and coffee for all the refreshment breaks.

Travel Arrangements

  • I can offer a lift from (please state):
  • I would consider the offer of a lift from (please state):