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As members of the National Trust for Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Countryside Team, we manage properties across Dumfries and Galloway, including Threave Estate and Nature Reserve; Rockcliffe Property; Venniehill; The Murray's Isles and Bruce's Stone. Our task is to conserve and maintain the variety of habitats and species present, at the same time managing the sites for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

07 February 2014

Clearing up a Storm !

This week has seen the Ranger team continue to clear up the damage which has been caused by the recent storms combined with high tides. Wind blown trees on tenanted farms on the Threave Estate require clearing away as it may be harmful to livestock, the fallen trees may also have damaged fences or walls which will also require to be repaired to ensure livestock does not gain access to areas such as roads, rivers, field crops.
Dave cutting a fallen Oak tree at Keltonhill Farm, the tree limbs are cut & logged for storage in a safe area.

The coastal path at Rockcliffe also suffered damage as a result of the storms and high tides. The force of the tidal surge washed away sections of path and dumped rock debris, flotsam and jetsam across the paths which resulted in blockages and access restrictions for walkers. Some of the damage was cleared by hand this week, however, more extensive damage will require to be cleared away and the pathways re-instated by contractors with appropriate heavy equipment.

Judy surveys the damage to the coastal path at the Barcloy strip, Rockcliffe.


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