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2014 Photo Comp Exhibition Picture

Vote Now in Autumn Photographic Competition

We need you to help us decide the winner of the Clyde Muirshiel Photographic Competition Autumn Category! Simply visit the album of images on our facebook page...
SRANI Bridge

Path closure on Semple Trail

From the 27th of October the path from the River Calder towards the RSPB will have restricted access during the next three to four weeks.  This is due to required repairs and unfortunately sections of the path will be closed...
Kilted Stargazing

Stargazing Evening a Success!

The first stargazing evening of the season was a huge success with 33 people coming to Muirshiel Country Park to admire the site's unique dark sky. These included adults, children, novices and amateurs alike. Viewing included the Ring Nebula, our nearest galaxy...
successful fire lighting

Outdoor Learning – Training Day for Teachers

It is widely recognised that it is important to visit greenspaces, with proven benefits to physical and mental health, it is no wonder that the Scottish Government is keen to promote the use of the great outdoors. As part of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence schools are encouraged to get...
creating a new hedgerow

John Muir Award Artwork Exhibition Opens at Greenock

An exhibition has just started at Clyde Muirshiel’s Greenock Cut Centre of a collection of works by West College Scotland art students whilst doing their John Muir Award at the Centre. The art of all of native species...
Stargazing

Stargazing Returns to Muirshiel Centre

The nights are beginning to draw in but at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s Muirshiel Centre, this is a good thing as it hails the return of stargazing season! The first event will take place this Friday evening, 24th October from 19.00...
Greenock Cut Centre

Winter Opening Hours

From Monday 20th October our Visitor Centres will revert to winter opening hours. Muirshiel and Greenock Cut Centres will be open weekends only from 11.00 – 15.00 hrs and Castle Semple Centre will remain open daily from 10.00 – 16.00...
BBQ at Barnbrock

French Xchange Scotland Group Leave

Last week we said goodbye to a group of 12 French students who visited and volunteered for the Park for a fortnight. Amongst their tasks were rhododendron clearance, sitka spruce removal, sampling the local cuisine (haggis!) and Scottish...
Classic Car Show Oct 14

Classic Car Show Defies the Rain!

Well despite the weather not being on our side hundreds of car enthusiasts turned out at Castle Semple on Sunday 19th October to see 80 beautiful classic and custom cars. Owners were all too happy to share their...
Dunrod Hill Aircraft Crash B F Greenhalgh Oct 14 (1)

Locals Share Dunrod Hill 1939 Aircraft Crash Remains Photos

Local residents Brian and Frances Greenhalgh very kindly sent us photographs and information on their recent visit to find the remains of an aircraft crash from 1939. The aircraft in question...