Category Archives: Activity blog

Metal Trees

Recently some of our directors were involved in a small documentary film production: “Metal Trees: Wind Farms in Scotland”. This movie discusses pros and cons of wind energy and is an entry to the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival by Kevin Johnston.

Visit to Applecross

In November Matthew visited a beautiful village of Applecross on the west coast of Scotland. He was invited there by Applecross Community Company to give a draft proofing workshop to all local residents.

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Matthew enjoyed his visit very much and his work was highly praised:

“The draught proofing training was a big help to us as although easy when you know how we just needed that initial help with it. It was also a great help to hear all about the wider work that you are doing for the Fintry community. I am sure I can speak for everyone who joined us on Thursday evening when I say it is inspiring to hear what other communities have achieved and are striving for in the future.”

We also hope that in the future we continue to share our knowledge and experience how to become more sustainable and energy efficient.

3 Days in Fintry

On the second weekend in November a series of workshops were organised. The main theme of the events was to explore various aspects of sustainable living.

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On the first day FDT staff assisted a number of  homes to complete their Renewable Heat Incentive applications. On the second day,  Kelvin Valley Honey introduced all interested to bee keeping.  All who attended learned the basic principles of beekeeping and had an opportunity to build their own bee hive.

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On the last day experts from Transition Stirling introduced the participants to the art of building furniture from wood pallets. Everyone enjoyed a fine day outside in the Beer Garden area of Fintry Inn. As a introductory project the participants built a seat, a coffee table and wine racks.

Cider making workshop

On Sunday 5th October we hosted an excellent  cider making workshop at the Fintry Inn.

Cider making workshop at Fintry Inn

It proved to be very popular among Fintry residents and beyond. Andrew Lear, the apple tree man introduced all participants to his cider making secrets. Hopefully in 3 weeks participants will have homemade cider ready to sample.

Cider making workshop at Fintry Inn