Member Update March 2016

Community Engagement Events – The FHT received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to consult with a wide range of groups and individuals to develop a vision for how the Findhorn Hinterland, the special area of ‘wild’ land to the north of the Park Eco-village and to the east of the Findhorn Village, can be managed in an integrated way.


There will be a Drop-in-Day at the Findhorn Village Centre on Thursday the 31st March from 10am – 12noon and from 4pm- 8pm where there will be information, displays on the natural history, habitats etc and various ways of collecting your ideas including a FHT Questionnaire.  (This survey will also be made available online for those that cannot make it to the village event.)

At the end of the following month from 11am to 5pm on the Saturday the 30th of April a Land Festival in the middle of Wilkies Wood will be staged as an active and vibrant celebration event where you can learn more, be entertained as well as have some fun!  (If you have ideas around a creative contribution to this event, do not hesitate to contact me.)

All the information collected will be presented in June as a report and will provide the vision for the further stage of developing the detailed management document for the area.

Other Important FHT Happenings – The above consultation should really help to launch the new charity the Findhorn Hinterland Trust and hopefully more of you and other local people will become members and possibly a few more trustees may be attracted.  Anyway do join and then come along to our first FHT AGM in the James Milne Institute, Findhorn 7.30pm -9.30pm on the 6th of April.  Initial highlights of the consultation will be presented; the work of the trust discussed and a logo for the organisation will be shown for consideration as well as the election of trustees and office bearers.

A Celebration to Say Farewell and Thank You to the Work of Findhorn Hinterland Group

Before any of this flurry of activity to do with the FHT starts, there will be a Findhorn Hinterland Group Celebration Event in the Sunshine Room, East Whins, The Park from 7.30- 9.30pm on Tuesday the 29th March.  All are welcome to come and rejoice in the ten years of positive work of this dynamic organisation that has helped transform a special piece of land from major storm damage and gorse fire to what it is today.  Key events and dramatic change will be portrayed through story and slides and there will be time to socialise with drinks and nibbles afterwards.   Please do join us to celebrate a significant community achievement before this organisation is officially disbanded.

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Findhorn Hinterland Trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC045806
228 Pineridge, Findhorn, Forres, Moray IV36 3TB