by Emma Sutherland
We began our lovely day at blackness castle by learning about the impact of the Ash dieback disease which has been a serious problem in Europe and now the UK.
To try to combat this, we spent our morning removing the diseased parts of the trees, and trimming them. This was great fun and a very satisfying task.
After lunch we finished this off and took all of the diseased wood down to the beach and made a massive fire with it.
Over cups of tea and hot chocolate, we discussed the impact of the conservation we’d taken part in that day. To top off a brilliant day, we were able to explore the beautiful Blackness Castle.