A great night was had at the Old Lochmaddy School where Viv Halcrow of the Woodland Trust Scotland discussed biodiversity of the trees and woodlands in Uist. It was lovely to see so many people turn out on such a windy and wet evening! Viv left some leaflets here at the school, so please do pop in and pick one up.
What an exciting day here at the Old Lochmaddy School on Friday 25th August when Mrs Val Maclean visited with Caraidean Uibhist community group. Val very generously donated an actinolite crystal found on the west side of North Uist by her late husband Alistair Maclean. It was great to hear from Val about the Macleans history with the crystal and from our board member and geologist Dr Jean Archer about the formation of actinolites.
The Àrainneachd Àlainn environment exhibition at the Old Lochmaddy School opened this summer on July 13th. The delayed open was due to the fitting of a new heating system in the school. This exhibition has been open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm in August and September. Where the exhibition offers an opportunity to find more about Uist's wonderful natural heritage. The exhibition focuses on Uist’s landscape, landform, the seas around Uist, the flora and fauna and the sustainable crofting practice that helps maintain the environment.
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