The Conservation Volunteers start new Green Gym at Kinneil Estate

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will run new Green GymTM sessions at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness on Thursdays from 7 June 2022 between 10am and 1pm. The sessions are open to all volunteers from the community, and will continue until March 2023.

TCV’s Green GymTM sessions are weekly and up to three hours in length. Volunteers can join in any session, or multiple sessions, with a variety of tasks, including path clearance, pond maintenance, installing signage, managing woodland, planting trees and so much more.

The work is funded from the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund by EB Scotland and will be carried out in partnership with Falkirk Council, The Friends of Kinneil and Sustainable Thinking Scotland (STS) CIC.

Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, said: “If you’re looking for a new outdoor volunteering opportunity, why not come to Kinneil Estate with this friendly, professionally-run group in magnificent surroundings, even if you just want to try out some of the activities.

“This year and next mark the Centenary of Kinneil becoming a unique public asset, with 200 acres of parkland featuring 2,000 years of world-class history. It also offers a wealth of natural heritage, with so much scope for learning practical skills and so much further potential for visitors and the community alike.

“We’re pleased to see TCV’s continuing involvement at Kinneil, recruiting and leading more volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, keen to help in maintaining and improving this much-loved and special place.”

To join in as a volunteer, get in touch with Karianne Ford-Bruning, senior project officer, at or on 07825 056572.