One of the popular field days for the local young people

Green activities at the Plock

One of the clear messages that came out of the Plock Masterplan in 2018 was that our community would love to see more activities happening at the Plock, with specific emphasis on nature and well-being activities and events.

Since then, we have worked to understand what activities local people would like to see and how to link them with some of the main local issues experienced in Kyle and the surrounding area.

In the process, we developed some strong relationships with the Highland Green Health Partnership, our GP practice and local organisations supporting vulnerable people in our community. Thanks to this work, in summer 2019 Kyle of Lochalsh was chosen as one of 3 areas in the Highlands to test social prescribing of green activities.

In March 2020, we have secured around £350k for a 3 year long project at the Plock that will see us employ a Ranger and Outdoor Learning & Well-being Officer, deliver a range of activities and conservation volunteering opportunities, organise a Viking Festival at the Plock, set up a Community Shed at the Toll Office and do alterations to the Toll Office to make it disabled friendly and create a better space for activities.

Due to Covid-19 the project start date has beed delayed but we hope to crack on with it after the summer.

Time frame: August 2019 – ongoing

Funding: £354,975

Funders: National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, Highland Green Health Partnership, Skye Bridge Trust, Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust, LEADER, Think Health Think Nature, Baillie Gifford

 

And finally … a few pics from one of our youth days. As you can see we all had a great time!