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CEI manages rushy ground for wading birds

CEI has been working with a local farmer, RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage to manage areas of dense soft rush, creating habitat for wading birds in an area that buffers one of our peatland restoration sites. A mosaic of farmland habitats (including more intensively-managed land) is essential for wading […]


22nd July 2018: Bog Bathing for National Bog Day

We’ve heard about Japanese concept of ‘Forest Bathing’, but what about ‘Bog Bathing’? Often overlooked as ‘that brownish expanse of unproductive land over there where the midges live’, at a distance peatlands can look fairly plain. The unique and untamed beauty of bogs is revealed when explored on foot and […]


CEI on film – Peat, people and partnerships

We are excited to bring you ‘Peat, people and partnerships’ a film about the East Ayrshire Coalfield Nature Network project! The film highlights achievements of the project and also unveils plans for the future, including a new ‘Nature Network Legacy’ project which will run between 2018 and 2020 and deliver […]


Celebration event marks successful Nature Network project

Forty people gathered in New Cumnock Town Hall on the evening of Thursday 19th April to celebrate the successes of Nature Network, a large-scale environmental project delivered by the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI). Nature Network ran between 2013 and 2018 and was part of EcoCo LIFE, a Central Scotland-wide […]


Celebrating East Ayrshire’s restored peat bogs for World Water Day

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment celebrated the United Nations World Water Day with a guided walk at a restored peat bog on Saturday 24th March. People enjoyed a sunny Saturday morning exploring Low Moss near Lugar in an event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of healthy peatlands. The guided […]


CEI Nature Network Celebration Event

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) invites you to join a celebration of the success of the Nature Network (EcoCo LIFE) project as it comes to completion. Our Nature Network Celebration event will take place in the beautifully restored New Cumnock Town Hall on the rescheduled date of Thursday 19th April 6pm-9pm. Since 2013, Nature Network has delivered […]


CEI Nature Network Event – Postponed!

We regret to inform that due to poor weather conditions, the Nature Network Celebration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday 1st March, has been postponed. Although the severity of the wintry weather is varied across the region, many guests have some distance to travel and we do not wish to […]