by Abby Earnshaw

We drove to Carrifran for a weekend residential. After dropping our stuff at the hall and fuelling up on hot drinks and biscuits we set off to the site, and after several river crossings we began to remove vole guards from the trees. It is important to do this because otherwise the plastic would remain in the valley. Once we were back at the hall we began to cook dinner, mostly on a fire.

After dinner we played games and were sent to bed by the constant pounding rain and the sound of guitar. We woke up to the same s ounds. Back on the site we split into two groups. Most of us climbed up to a higher site where we learnt about the fascinating history of the valley and planted trees as part of the rewilding project.

Thecold, damp air chilled us to the bone but it still felt like a day well spent as we came back to Tynecastle.