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Noss Head Tree Planting

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Members from the Caithness Countryside Volunteers, Caithness Critters, 1st Wick Scouts and other hardy local volunteers turned out in force on Sunday the 24th to take part in a tree planting and habitat enhancement scheme at Nosshead.

The event was organised by the Highland Council Ranger Service and funded through grant aid from the Moray Firth Partnership.  Kind permission was granted from Mr Ian Sinclair (Clan Sinclair Study Centre) to plant trees and shrubs within a walled garden up at the lighthouse and on a small pond island on the headland.

Nosshead, although very exposed, serves as an important coastal site for breeding seabirds and is one of the first port of calls for resting and feeding migrant species. The planting scheme aims to enhance the existing habitat by establishing some cover, food and nesting sites on the headland for bird species.

30 volunteers who turned out on the day.  For more information regarding up coming planting schemes in the area or how to get involved in the Caithness Countryside Volunteers, please contact the ranger service on 01955 607758.  Many thanks to Mr W. Watt at Haliburton Subsea who very generously donated safety gear to the Countryside Volunteer group.