Coffee and catch up in a Virtual World

    We have 10 active Businesses in our River-Friendly Business scheme, and keeping in-touch during Covid-19 hasn’t always been easy. Some businesses have been in shutdown since March and some have ramped up production of Covid-19 essential products, but all have faced a shift of focus to their Core Business. We Read more [...]


    Backyard Nature

    I have just signed up to be a guardian of my patch for Backyard Nature. My patch, in this case, is a place in the far corner of my school’s grounds. We call it the Wild Area.  My school, Glebe School, shares our patch with our neighbouring school, Hawes Down Read more [...]


    The Slow Ways to racial justice

    No one can win the war individually. It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy. (from the song Glory, by John Legend and Common.) I am a white British hetero-sexual middle aged man (I refuse to accept any older description than that!!). I am very aware of Read more [...]

  • Update during lockdown

    Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we have replaced our football training sessions with an online fitness programme that includes elements of football to continue to reach young people across Regents Park estate. Sessions are based around physical fitness, mental wellbeing and peer support. This online fitness programme allows our members Read more [...]

  • Doorways 8. Teach a Girl to Swim.

    I’ve always been fascinated by the shipping forecast. I’d listen eagerly to find out what Grandma and Grandad Kelly could expect to see from their window as they looked out into the Firth of Forth. And, no matter when I listened, there always seemed to be storms blowing in Viking. Read more [...]

  • Caring for the carers, keeping in touch

    Hi everyone! As we work through yet another week of lockdown and social distancing, we’ve been really busy behind the scenes at Tanga! Firstly we did ANOTHER video with some of our members and volunteers, this time in appreciation of our NHS and Key Workers. This can be viewed on Read more [...]

  • Week4: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!

    4 weeks in:- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Well folks here we are, 4 weeks into this somewhat boring, relentless ‘lockdown’ and it is easy to see that the natives are starting to get restless. There is only so much cleaning, sweeping, polishing, gardening etc a person can Read more [...]

  • Doorways 3: Food for Life

    Today I want to focus on one project that I cannot praise highly enough: Food for Life. I make no apologies for lifting all of this blog directly from their website. It is their Covid19 letter and can be read directly here. The only other comment that I want to Read more [...]

  • Outdoor Learning

    The Trust is now a member of the local “Outdoor and Woodland Learning” group and we were at the launch event held at Balloch Park. The purpose of this group is for environmental and conservation groups, like ourselves, to share educative outdoor activities with teachers and early year’s practitioners. It Read more [...]

  • Winter Workshops

    The Trust is continuing our collaborative environmental group-work projects with Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA). With their fishing group having a winter break we have been busy doing some winter workshops to appreciate their local environment. This has introduced them to different species of bats and birds they will Read more [...]

  • Wild Trails: Path Clearing & Litter Pick

    Re-establishing access along the east bank of the River Leven as part of our “Wild Trails Project” has been a huge success. It has been highly utilised and will undergo further development and improvement works to make it accessible for different activities and all abilities. However the decades of accumulated Read more [...]

  • Connected Conservation Part 2!

    Our “Connected Conservation Project” has now been delivered to two local secondary schools, Vale of Leven Academy and now Dumbarton Academy. In the first classroom lesson the students at Dumbarton Academy learnt about their local burn called the “Gruggies Burn” and were taught about the history, wildlife it supports and Read more [...]

  • Eating, Food and Autism

    Many of us enjoy our mealtime. But, for autistic people, mealtime could be difficult due to their diverse sensory experiences. Sensory experiences relating to eating difficulties include touch/texture, sound/noise, smell and even the eating environment. Autism Voice held the Food and Autism workshop on 27th February to inform parents/carers, autistic Read more [...]

  • Messy play is here to stay!

    The steady stream of children past the front desk to the toilets, elbow deep in shaving foam and bright colours on Friday night told us all we needed to know – our messy play trial using one of our tuff trays was a resounding success! We’ve come a long way Read more [...]

  • All round support!

    Go-Woman! Alliance CIC (GOAL), a social enterprise develops and delivers projects in the heart of the community to meet the needs of the community. GOAL is supported by amazing number of women from the community that are committed to providing a safe place for women to unleash their potential. Through Read more [...]

  • Westcombe Woodland – RSPB Bird Watch 2020

    Blog about how a small event with just a few people attending can serve to attract new people.  After the RSPB BirdWatch in Jan 2020  (deliberately kept to a small group ) we tried posting one or two pictures in selected places (online and in local train station). Interesting to Read more [...]

  • Jumping into January

    Here at C@NE66 we are advocating healthy eating and physical exercise. In an attempt to support children and young people in achieving their daily 30 active minutes as outlined by the Government we are actively planning and incorporating sport into all our sessions. We understand that sort isn’t for everyone Read more [...]

  • Greening an alleyway from start to finish

    The area that we live and work in is one of the most deprived areas of Rochdale, consisting of private rented accommodation with a high turnover of occupants and the related problems that brings. We decided to tackle this particular alleyway as it had been a constant source of litter Read more [...]

  • Venue Announcement

    We have secured our first venue for our Supreme Junior Club, at Gipton Methodist Church, Oaktree Place, LS9 6SX Starting next half term from Wednesday 4th March 2020 for six weeks for Primary school aged children (siblings welcome) Meet our merry mascots with lots of activities planned and lots of Read more [...]

  • The Coming Home Centre

    Welcome to our blog. We will let everyone know what is going on at The Coming Home Centre and hope that you will spread the word to help veterans from the Armed Forces. Our centre exists to help all veterans in the Glasgow Area.

  • Celebrating our Medicinal Forest Garden

    This year we will be celebrating 15 years of developing Holt Wood, in a transformation from a section of redundant conifer plantation to a thriving medicinal forest garden. Back in 2005 we planted according to a permaculture design, many layers incorporating a wide range of medicinal trees and shrubs. Some Read more [...]

  • Creative Change Makers 2020

    ‘Creative Change Makers 2020’ conference, held in London on 5-8th Feb 2020. Built to inspire behaviour change, to enrol creative industries as well as leading educators – we are focused on embedding social and environmental impact into society, the world and education. The conference is the first of its kind to connect the best Read more [...]

  • Preparing the Project – March 2019

    Hi everyone, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be starting this new endeavour. This month is all about preparing which, as you growers know, is one of the most important aspect of success. I have been warmly welcomed into the Cae Tan family and have met with Read more [...]

  • Proyecto Perú

    Just before the summer my school,  Glebe School, began a new collaborative project called Proyecto Perú. I’m going to post a series of blogs on this project to add to the debate on teaching Global Goals in schools. The aim of our project is to develop strong, fun and meaningful Read more [...]