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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Kip Scotlands Boat Show Oct 14

Over 100 Children Try Sailing at Scotland’s Boat Show

Over the weekend of 11-12 Oct, Clyde Muirshiel attended Scotland’s Boat Show at Kip Marina aiding over 100 children to experience sailing in free taster sessions using our...
Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show this Sunday at Castle Semple

On Sunday 19th October, Castle Semple Country Park will be the venue for a Classic Car Show along with some more unusual and rare models and makes of vehicle.  Demand for a space in the ‘car park show’ has...

Festive Fresh Air & Winter Warmers

Escape outdoors to enjoy a little fresh air and exercise - all Park sites are open daily. Castle Semple Visitor Centre is open regular winter hours but closes at 14.00 hrs on Wed 24 and Wed 31 Dec and re-opens at 12 noon on Fri 26 Dec and Fri 2...