Conservation group seeking recruits

Cutting back laurel at the House of Dun near Montrose, making charcoal at Killiecrankie and caring for the wild flower meadow at Branklyn Garden all on the agenda this summer for the National Trust for Scotland’s Tayside Conservation Volunteer Group.

The group has dozens of members who regularly donate their time and talent to the conservation charity, going out on conservation projects at National Trust for Scotland properties across Perthshire, Angus and beyond.

They are always looking for new members.

Julie Bond, conservation volunteer co-ordinator, said: “There is a packed programme for this summer, with projects planned in some of Scotland’s most stunning countryside and gardens. Volunteering with the Trust is a great opportunity to get out, explore your outdoors and play a key part in caring for our countryside too.

“We also know that volunteering makes you happy – what better reason to get involved?”

Travel, accommodation and meals are all organised for volunteers signing up for these projects. For more information on becoming a conservation volunteer and the full programme, visit