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The latest news from CCI.

Still Busy Despite the Weather!

We had a great evening at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland on Thursday 10th November. We didn’t come home with the award for Social Enterprise of the Year on the night, but we are delighted to have been shortlisted and would like to extend a big thanks to all CCI participants, volunteers, staff and board members for all their hard work.
CCI are nominated for Enterprising Organisation in the Third Sector Awards. The awards ceremony is to be held at the Radstone Hotel on Wednesday 23rd November. Fingers crossed for success on the night!

A huge thanks to everyone who has joined Friends of CCI Scotland to date. We now have almost 60 members! If you know of anyone else who may be interested in joining, please contact us for a form.

We always enjoy showing off our amazing premises and our fantastic participants so are delighted to  have a couple of important visits coming up in the next month. Aileen Campbell MSP is coming to visit and a representative from the Big Lottery  (one of our main funders for Langloch) will be popping in too. We know they will be suitably impressed by all the hard work at CCI.
 
This month our volunteers have helped to pick, press and pasteurise the Clyde Valley Orchard Group apple juice. Delicious!
The Maudslie Woods Conservation Group concentrated on more rhoddy bashing and removing beech saplings.
The Scotrail Adopt a Station replanting for the winter is now complete. Well done everyone who took part, the stations are looking great!
The Lanark Grammar/Castlebank Park programme  have been busy making bird feeders, planting window boxes and building a bug hotel.
We helped rangers at the Dalziel Estate in Motherwell to finish clearing vegetation and matching headstones at St Pat’s Graveyard, a local heritage graveyard.
Maintenance work has continued at Castlebank Park, Lanark Moor Sensory Garden and the Forth Eco Project.
This month we will be working at the Cleghorn Roman Fort clearing regeneration growth to improve the site. The fort is on Forestry Commission land and used to hold 2 marching legions, that’s 12,000 soldiers!
Willow weaving season is nearly here! As soon as the leaves have dropped we will be working to maintain the willow tunnels at Clearburn Park in New Lanark. The willow hedge at our sensory garden is looking fantastic and we have plans for a new tunnel and a dome at our premises too.
Our weekly Crafty Connections Group (women only) have been doing print making and Christmas cards.  The results so far are fantastic. Further sessions will include needle felting and lip balm making. Look out for our products at the Vaslan Christmas Fair on the 9th December in Uddingston.
Last but not least we have planted 107 trees around Langloch Farm!

 
 

The Hard Work Continues.

Leigh and John continue to work on the school sites in West Lothian for ESH Border Construction with Broxburn Primary almost complete they move onto Peel Primary and Carmondean. The work on site is fantastic and we would like to say a huge thanks to the team for their commitment and attention to detail. We have a couple of new additions to the team, Sammy joins Leigh and John on site and Susan comes on board to assist with Admin support. A warm welcome to both.
Niall and Joss have been down in sunny Dumfriesshire to install pathworks and board walks at Lochmaben. We have also drafted in extra manpower in the form of Duncan from Orchard Services to assist with the construction of a bespoke golf shelter for a private client.
What can we say - five jobs running simultaneously and all going great. Well done everyone!

 

Quote of the Month: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” A. Einstein   

 


 

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