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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

My name’s Neil and I’m the Administrator for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, a project that works with partners, landowners and volunteers to protect red squirrels where they are most under threat from the spread of non-native grey squirrels. Our Central Lowlands project area (which includes areas of the Forth from Stirling over to Clackmannan) is a key area for red squirrel conservation and we are keen to build up a strong network of volunteers and stakeholders across the region. Please view this map for more details (use the ‘layers’ button on the top right to select the ‘project areas’ layer) […]

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FotO and the FNH annual November conference

Friends of the Ochils and the Forth Naturalist and Historian this year team up to organise the FNH annual conference in November.   Everyone welcome ! Further details about: The Ochils – a special place Saturday 10th November 2018 at Stirling University can be found at as arrangements progress.

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Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan republished

A brand new illustrated edition of a children’s classic, Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan, is now in its fifth edition and has been specially illustrated for a new young readership.  Rennie is the founder of Friends of the Ochils. This classic tale of adventure, friendship and courage is greatly influenced by the author’s childhood.  Aimed at 7–11 year olds, there are no phones or i-pads, just four resourceful children roaming free, having adventures and being at one with their environment. Light on Dumyat is the first book in a series of four and introduces the key characters, Gavin and the […]

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Dave Prentice

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dave Prentice whilst climbing one of the peaks of Mount Elgon in Uganda recently. Dave was a long-time committee member and enthusiastic supporter of Friends of the Ochils and whilst his love of the hills extended to many parts of the world, it was in the Ochils that he often spent time when home. His involvement with and contribution to orienteering was widely recognised, and he always seemed to be off somewhere, including the Ochils, setting a new course or organising an event. All on the Friends […]

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