Dumbreck Marsh Regeneration Project

Photo: Dumbreck Marsh Nature Reserve 

At Dumbreck Marsh, a major project encompassing the greening of a formerly derelict industrial area is now bearing fruit, with a vibrant wildlife and visitor attractions.

The reserve is located in the Kelvin Valley between Kilsyth and Queenzieburn. It contains Marshland adjacent to Forth & Clyde Canal. The reserve is reclaimed from a former area of major industrial dereliction, and stands as a testament to the healing power of nature and effective local environmental planning.

The reserve's Fauna and Flora includes ground nesting birds such as skylarks, Lapwings, water rail, and Redshank. 

 

Dumbreck Marsh Postcard project - during Feb/March 2003 - a FREE 8 week series of creative arts workshops was held to create a unique set of images which reflect the beauty, history and importance of Dumbreck Marsh with a professional artist, for details tel: Anne Louise Kieran, Arts Development Officer on 01698 302973

Photos: Tom Bell

A Kelvin Valley nature reserve

Our Vision:

To provide an accessible, visually stimulating and informative Local Nature Reserve, the creation of which will require a major degree of local community involvement.

To provide opportunities for local people to become involved in shaping their future

 

Working Group

 

Gordon Letham, Kilsyth Community Council

 

Queenzieburn Community Council

 

Dougie McInnes, Head of Art, Kilsyth Academy

 

Sarah Watts, NLC Conservation and Greening

 

Anne Armstrong, Quality development service, Education Department NLC

 

Anne-Louise Kieran, Community Arts Officer, NLC

 

Management Plan: NLC will receive core funding of 50,000 over three years, 2001 - 2004 to help:

 

  • Develop schools project - sculpture and waymarkers

 

  • Communication plan
 
  • "Access for all" improvements

 

 

 

Location: The reserve is located in the Kelvin Valley between Kilsyth and Queenzieburn. It contains Marshland adjacent to Forth & Clyde Canal. The reserve is reclaimed from a former area of major industrial dereliction, and stands as a testament to the healing power of nature and effective local environmental planning.

The reserve's Fauna and Flora includes ground nesting birds such as skylarks, Lapwings, water rail, and Redshank.