new cumnock


Workshop: An Introduction to Ayrshire’s Pollinators

Join the CEI team and the New Cumnock Development Trust for a FREE Introduction to Ayrshire’s amazing pollinators!   The day will focus on native bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators, their ecology and survey techniques. Indoor session (10 am-12.30 pm) – Booking Essential!               […]

Ayrshire Pollinators (c) Scott Shanks

New Cumnock Nature Network

Nature Network Path Patrol at New Cumnock

Join the CEI team (Daisy and Scott) on Wednesday 20th February to kick-start this year’s volunteer activities with a Path Patrol at New Cumnock. We’ll be checking some of the shorter paths around New Cumnock for winter damage, identifying over-grown areas and sections that might need repair work. We’ll also […]


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 […]


Winter walks in New Cumnock

Looking for a little winter walk inspiration in East Ayrshire? Then why not check out the lovely series of walks provided by the New Cumnock Access Network Routes? This network of paths was developed by the CEI in 2012 to improve access to the envrionment around New Cumnock. The routes […]


Peatbog Star Species education programme

At the start of 2015 the CEI ran an exciting new Peatbog Star Species education programme to primary schools in the coalfield region of East Ayrshire. Primary 4, 5 and 6 pupils of New Cumnock, Auchinleck, Barshare. Muirkirk and Patna were given the opportunity to champion ‘star species’ of the […]