Supporting community-accessible woodland

Supporting community-accessible woodland

Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542
Scottish Rural Development Programme priority: 
Supporting rural communities
Contact details: 
Lee Brown, Estate Operations Manager



The Ecology Centre (Kinghorn, Fife) supports people and nature through environmental education, volunteering and training opportunities at their loch-based community-woodland site.

They received £17,542 of funding through the Scottish Government’s Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) fund in 2022/23. This funding was delivered by Inspiring Scotland who supported the applicant through the application process and project delivery.

In this video case study, we hear from Lee Brown, Estate Operations Manager, and one of the project’s volunteers, Paul Bradbury, about the impact the project has had on the community-accessible woodland, and on the community volunteers who have led the activities.

You can view the case study video here