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.
Following from the Clearing up a Storm post in February, the Ranger team returned to the scene of storm damage, this time to make repairs to the fence which had been damaged. The great weather helped make it a relatively enjoyable task, however, more importantly, the careful planning involved in terms of risk assessments, and the material and tools required, ensured that the repairs resulted in a robust long lasting repair to stock fencing. The fencing task was carried out as a learning workshop which new volunteer Sarah hugely enjoyed.
Damaged fence being assessed prior to commencing repairs.
Correct tools and personal safety equipment are essential.