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Nuthatch at Muirshiel

Today a nuthatch was spotted at the bird feeders outside Muirshiel Visitor Centre.  These little birds are becoming a more common sight in Scotland and have been seen regularly in Lochwinnoch; however today's visit was the first reported sighting within Muirshiel Country Park. Nuthatches are...
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First baby of Spring

The sun is out and the first butterflies and bees are being spotted. The Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers are back from Africa,  singing away and we have the first WoW baby of the year. This little bunny has been...
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Roe Deer at the Otter Holt

The Roe Deer have been caught on camera around the Otter Holt as well.  The male still has his antlers in velvet but he will soon be rubbing this...
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Spring Walking Festival

Get out and about with the Spring Walking Festival being held Monday 14th - Thursday 17th April. Monday 14th - Heritage Adventure around Castle Semple Estate. The walk lasts around 1.5 hours. Walk starts at Castle Semple Visitor Centre at 1.30pm. Tuesday 15th - Up the Glen. This walk, on the outskirts of...
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Heather Trust Country Market & Sporting Sale

The Heather Trust, a charity who support agriculture and conservation interests in the Scotland's moorlands, are having their annual Country Market and Sporting Sale. You can participate either in their online auction, or, buy a prize draw ticket for £10...
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Easter Fun at Clyde Muirshiel

We have events all over the Regional Park this Easter to help you and your family get outside and have fun in the fresh air! Try our Easter quiz sheet that you can fill out as you go a walk along the lochshore at Castle Semple, a meander through...
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Race 2 the Games Website now LIVE!

Clyde Muirshiel's Race 2 the Games website now live! Check out the teams, supporters and how you can get involved in this 33km sailing challenge for children with disabilities as they race up the River Clyde this...
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SSAP Spring Fair

Despite the wet and windy weather the Semple Sports Access Partnership Spring Fair was held at Castle Semple on Sunday. There was a great turn out for the activities and stalls which included tombola, bric a brac, rowing machine...
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We have an Otter in the Holt

Super exciting news!!! Last year a group of international volunteers constructed an artificial Otter Holt with the Ranger Service as part of the Semple Trail Heritage Project Plan and look who has moved...
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Castle Semple Centre now in Euan’s Guide

Last week Senior Instructor David Hill and Countryside Ranger Claire Paterson were delighted to attend the Scottish Parliament Evening Launch Event for 'Euan's Guide', a disability directory of locations, venues and their accessibility. We spoke to Euan himself and told him...