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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 […]


Volunteer event: Butterfly survey *NEW DATE/TIME*

Join CEI in the hills around Sorn to survey butterflies! Over the past few years, with the help of CEI volunteers, we have been very excited to record large heath butterflies on RSPB Airds Moss and our other peatland sites. Large heath is a priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and also a bog specialist. […]


Dip your toe into peat bogs: a family-friendly event

Would you like to explore a local peat bog in all its springtime glory? Are you curious about what’s happening to conserve nature in your local area? Perhaps you’re interested in volunteering for a local environmental organisation but not sure if it’s right for you? Well look no further… CEI […]


Free event – 29th May 2018: Peat-free gardening

Are you thinking about going PEAT-FREE in your garden? The CEI invites you to a FREE talk and sampling session at Cumnock Town Hall on Tuesday 29th May, 14:15 – 15:45. We’ll be exploring all there is to know about the benefits of going PEAT-FREE at home, work or in a community space. There will […]


19th May 2018: Dip your toe into peat bogs!

Would you like to explore a local peat bog in all its springtime glory? Are you curious about what’s happening to conserve nature in your local area? Perhaps you’re interested in volunteering for a local environmental organisation but not sure if it’s right for you? Well look no further… Lapwing: […]


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 […]