Fit for Purpose project launch

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Fit for Purpose project launch

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The Ecology Centre launched ‘Fit for Purpose’, a carbon saving project that’s been developed as a result of almost £50,000, recently awarded from Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The project is all about collecting, refurbishing and redistributing neglected old tools and further developing food growing activities.  Our Tool Shed project, part of the Men’s Shed network in Scotland is when our fantastic volunteers meet on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday every week to work on refurbishing tools.  Eliza Twaddle has also just been recruited into a new post as part-time Community Gardener.  She has lots of experience (we think she was probably born with green fingers!) and will share her knowledge of gardening with volunteers to grow fruit and vegetables on the site.  Some of this fresh produce will be used by our team of kitchen volunteers to prepare lunch for staff and volunteers every Wednesday - our main community volunteering day.

Eliza said “For me the garden is so important to The Ecology Centre as children, volunteers, and staff can all visit it, contribute to its development and learn from it.  The garden embodies everything about the Centre - participation, education and community”. 

If you would like to volunteer or get involved with any of the 'Fit for Purpose' activities, refurbishing tools, gardening or volunteering in the kitchen then please get in touch with us on 01592 891567 or email


From left to right - Eliza Twaddle (Community Gardener), Caro Kemp (Climate Challenge Development Officer), Yvonne Gilfillan (Volunteer), Eric Mowat (Volunteer), Simon Hendrikse (Volunteer), Douglas Ward (Volunteer), Jo Hobbett (Project Manager)


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