wildlife


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 […]

New Cumnock Nature Network

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Practical People Power

SNH’s Phil Baarda discusses the contribution that volunteers are making to conservation of bogs across Central Scotland in his latest blog entry for Scotland’s Nature, ‘Practical People Power’. Take a look, you might spot a few familiar faces! If you’re interested in becoming a CEI volunteer please contact CEI Project Officer […]


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 […]


Fence markers for grouse and Sitka spruce removal – December 6th & 11th

Join us for a day (or two!) of  practical conservation tasks at RSPB Airds Moss on December 6th and 11th. We’ll be working with our partners, RSPB Scotland to make improvements for Black and Red Grouse. Grouse are threatened by fence collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality. Many of […]