We couldn't have asked for a lovelier day for our 'big green picnic' in Calderglen country park, East Kilbride. We discovered tiny fairy doors, made spells and potions, climbed about, welcomed new members and generally chilled out in the sun with the Green flags fluttering. Thanks to everyone who made it such a fun event!
Land rights campaigner Andy Wightman will be speaking on the Common Good assets of former Burghs such as Biggar, how and how to find out what these are and ensure that they are used to benefit local communities. SLC says Biggar has no Common Good Assets we believe that it does as the Public Park and the Burnbraes as well as some other sites would seem to meet the criteria.
The political interest at this year's Wiston Lodge Outdoor Spectacular on Sat 22nd June will be a discussion between Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation, Dennis Canavan of Yes Scotland and Janet Moxley of Lanarkshire Greens on the Reid Fo
Spring build up and swarm control. - What should you be doing to give your bees the best start.
Talk by lain Craig. Iain is a very experienced beekeeper from Renfrewshire
HONEY: its composition and properties, its harvesting and processing.
Alan Riach’s excellent illustrated lecture on everything about honey is a must for beekeepers. And if you’re not a beekeeper but just want to find out more about this amazing food, you won’t have a better opportunity to find out all about it.
Everything you ever wanted to know about honeybees and beekeeping – we’ve put together a panel of experienced local beekeepers to pool their expertise and give you up to date information on all aspects of beekeeping. An excellent introduction for anyone wanting to find out more about bees & beekeeping
Keeping the bee health theme of the Vanishing of the Bees film which was a recent branch Green Screen offering it's heartening to see that Green MSP Alison Johnstone has managed to get the Scottish Rural affairs committee to include examination of this issue in their work programme. http://alisonjohnstonemsp.com/?p=281 . This is welcome news!
ASTONISHMENT has greeted an attempt to ban a film show in Biggar’s Corn Exchange as, far from being a blue movie, it’s a harmless ‘bee movie’.