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Volunteer Event: Peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir, Sorn – Thursday 19th September

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 19th September. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was carried out last year, which […]

Sundews in the sunshine (c) CEI

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) (c) CEI

Volunteer Event: Vegetation Survey at Weitshaw Muir, Sorn Thursday 29th August

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 29th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was […]


Volunteer Event: Peatland Vegetation Survey at Sorn – Wednesday 8th August

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Wednesday 8th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was […]

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) (c) CEI

Latest peatland enhancement – update!

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) is delighted to have rounded off 2017 with the completion of a new phase of peatland enhancement at Common Farm, near Cumnock, East Ayrshire. This brings the area of peatland enhanced by the CEI within the East Ayrshire coalfields to 450 hectares! Common Farm was […]


National Moth Night at Hannahston Community Woodland – Thursday 12th October, 7pm-9pm

Join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) and local moth expert Tom Vorsterman on National Moth Night as we discover the variety of moths that make Hannahston Community Woodland their home . This free, family-friendly event is great for both children and adults with an interest in wildlife. Moths will be […]


Biodiversity on the bog – a day at Airds Moss

On Tuesday we teamed up with the RSPB Airds Moss wardens and CEI volunteers to monitor peatland plants and water levels across the bog. Vegetation is surveyed annually at a number of fixed quadrats across the improved areas of the moss, as well two control areas representing “good” and “bad” bog habitat. Despite […]