Wild about the Hillfoots

Alva Glen Heritage Trust & Alva Community Council

Working with the local community groups to transform an area of our local Glen and areas of our leisure walk & cycle path. Creating a wild flower and native planting hub at Ochil Community Garden.

Visitor Information

MacArthur Braes
Alva Glen
Alva
Clackmannanshire
FK12 5JL

Users and visitors of the leisure path, Alva Glen and Ochil Community Garden will benefit from the activities, events and the transformation of the surroundings.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

If you would like to get involved with our project and activities contact Linda at [email protected] or Claire at [email protected]

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Photos of the site

Ochil Community Garden

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Looking East from Alva

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Leisure path at Tillicioultry

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alva Glen project area

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Alva Glen Project area

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ochil Community Garden

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ochil Community Garden

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Preparing the site at Alva Glen

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kitting out the tool store

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Learning about woodlands

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Letting more light into the glen

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Preparing to seed bomb!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Flamenco style seed bombing ohLAY

Monday, March 9, 2015

Raised beds ready for planting

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bob our wild flower protector!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Native tree storytelling

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wild flower face painting

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Pergola installed

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wild flower Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bob mindin' our native plants

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wild flower seed sowing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ready to start..the banners up!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

mmmm hope we have enough seeds!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ground prep

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Posing!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Working hard !!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

These guys did a great job.....

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eh! no slacking please !!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

That's better

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A great day many thanks everyone!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I have finished yeeeeha !!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Crab apple planted

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Heathers and honeysuckle planted

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A little bit of preparation..

Thursday, June 4, 2015

ready to sow

Thursday, June 4, 2015

out with the little weeds

Thursday, June 4, 2015

out with the big weeds too

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Smiles all round, well done

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Art and Photography workshops

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wild flowers enjoy the sunshine

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sweet Woodruff

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Red campion Ochil Community Grdn

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BBQ at Alva Glen

Sunday, July 5, 2015

"Wild" music!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Flowers make you smile

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Letting the light through

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Flowers enjoying the sunshine

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Young Scot bench installed

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Scentless mayweed delight

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Raised beds packed with plants

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Looking Good

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ochil Community Garden

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Alva to Tillicoultry leisure path

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Alva to Tillicoutry leisure path

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nuts & Berries workshop

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Partnership Event at OCG

Friday, September 25, 2015

"Wild" celebrations!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Natural Art workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Natural Art workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Natural Art workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Call of the wild!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Jacobite's elderberry cookie!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Taste the wild

Thursday, October 29, 2015

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Promoted our project, engaged with other groups. Highlighted Scottish wild plants, presented wild food tasters incl. elderberry cookies. 29/10/2015 - 18:30 250 Mixed ages
Participants in a Natural Art workshop created sculptures and crowns, and a bit of facepainting from natural materials found along the way. 14/10/2015 - 11:00 8 12 – 15 years
Friends of Ochil Community Garden hosted a Partnership event which was attended by Keith Brown MSP and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP 25/09/2015 - 13:00 85 Mixed ages
Alva Ecolodge presents Nuts & Berries workshop with members of Transition Stirling at Ochil Community Garden 19/09/2015 - 14:00 12 Mixed ages
Celebration ceilidh with members of the community and volunteers. A digital display of photographs shows the transformation achieved. 02/10/2015 - 19:15 65 Mixed ages
Volunteer workday transplanting wild flowers and native plants from Ochil Community Garden followed by a BBQ with music. 06/07/2015 - 11:00 25 Mixed ages
Planting of native plants including hazel followed by art and photography workshops. 07/06/2015 - 11:00 22 Mixed ages
25 enthusiastic members of the 2nd & 3rd Alva Brownie Unit had a fun evening in Alva Glen learning about wild flowers and planting seeds. 04/06/2015 - 18:45 25 Mixed ages
The new pergola site was planted up with heathers and honeysuckle and a lovely new crab apple tree was planted in a nice sunny spot. 30/04/2015 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Alva Community Council & friends from Alva & Tillicoultry planted seeds in the sunshine with much enthusiasm.. .A great day...Thanks to all. 25/04/2015 - 12:00 16 Mixed ages
Our local youth group began the first stage of sowing wildflower seeds along the cycle path, a great day without any snow!!! well done all. 08/04/2015 - 10:00 16 12 – 15 years
Community Pay Back group prepared large sowing area in support of community wildflower project along our Alva to Tillicoultry cycle path. 05/03/2015 - 11:45 19 Mixed ages
At Ochil Community Garden we filled the raised beds with soil and sowed our Grow Wild seeds. Young native plants planted out too. 07/04/2015 - 12:00 9 Mixed ages
New pergola installed in Alva Glen followed by Wild flower themed activities: Easter Egg hunt, storytelling and face painting. 05/04/2015 - 11:00 100 Mixed ages
At Ochil Community Garden we installed raised beds and filled them with soil ready for planting our wild flower seeds and native plants. 21/03/2015 - 11:00 5 Mixed ages
Wild flower seed bombing in Alva Glen celebrating Commonwealth Day with bombs created at the Commonwealth Games. 09/03/2015 - 13:00 5 Mixed ages
Members of the Clackmannanshire Award4U Youth group spent an evening researching wild flower and native planting and planning future events. 02/03/2015 - 18:30 8 12 – 15 years
Building tool storage session and tree sap collection for syrup making later in the project. Woodland management training 10 till 4. 01/03/2015 - 11:00 20 Mixed ages