Foreshore group to meet on November 18

Picture: (c) FreeFoto.com / http://j.mp/1MGSjbg - licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License The Friends of Kinneil’s Foreshore Sub-Group – helping to manage Kinneil Nature Reserve with Falkirk Council – is hosting its next meeting on Wednesday, November 18.

The meeting will be held upstairs in the small room above Bo’ness Library, starting at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Ian Edwards, the sub-group’s secretary says: “There are a number of projects for discussion and it would be good to have a few more members than have been attending recently.  As this will be our last meeting before Christmas, tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided!”

Minutes from the previous meeting are published below. Anyone interested in helping at the Foreshore will be welcome. You don’t need to be a formal member of The Friends of Kinneil to take part.

For more information contact: ian.edwards@falkirk.gov.uk

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The Friends of Kinneil Forehore Group

Meeting Nr. 42

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 7.30pm

Bo’ness Library



Peter Mole

Ian Edwards

Jeffrey Stewart

Apologies – Angus Smith, Len Ainslie


1 Peter Mole opened the meeting and thanked everyone for coming and welcomed Jeffrey to the group.

Previous Minutes

2 Item 9 – This is incorrect. Peter had not ordered the signs but had got cost information for these.

Matters Arising

3 Rose planting – An area for planting wild rose has been identified. Plants to be procured for Spring planting. It is hoped to be able to re-use the canes and guards from the coppice areas.

4 Coppice areas – Planting in coppiced areas to be carried out in March 2016.

5 Open day – It was suggested that an ‘open’ day is held in the Spring to publicise the reserve and perhaps attract new members.

6 Run along the foreshore – The idea for this is being resurrected. Further details to be developed at November meeting.

Action – Ian Edwards


7 Sign boards – These should be ready in mid-November. Peter has put boards on the metal poles. The group thanked him for doing this.

8 Kinneil Kerse restoration – On going


9 John Muir Way – Ian outlined the Sustrans proposal to change the route of National Cycle Network route 76 from through the town centre to along the John Muir Way and along the foreshore. This may attract funding for improvements to surfaces.

10 Wetland area- Ian to meet contractor on site and get cost information. £250 funding towards the cost of this work has already been secured through the Tesco ‘5p’ carrier bag scheme.

11 Wildflowers – It was suggested that next year that seed from yellow rattle plants is collected and sown in the meadow area at Snab Lane to suppress grass growth and add a bit more variety.

12 Inner Forth Initiative – The work in the coppice areas has started. The meadows have been cut and baled.

13 Work party – It was suggested that a work party cutting buckthorn on the island is organised. This would be done once the berries have been taken from the shrubs by the birds. Date to be organised at November meeting.

Action – Peter Mole

14 Peter thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.

Date of next meeting Wednesday 18 November, Bo’ness Library 7.30pm