Merkland Local Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteers
Merkland Local Nature Reserve was formed on the former site of Meiklehill Colliery in east Kirkintilloch. Merkland Conservation Group formed in May 2003 to carry out practical conservation work in the Reserve. Activities have included tree thinning, fence repairs and removal and wildlife surveys.
The group meet once every month on a Saturday from 10.30am to 3pm. We meet in the Reserve car park off Merkland Drive in Kirkintilloch. Everyone is welcome whether you can be there all day or just for an hour or two. You need to be aged 16 or over and wear old clothes and strong footwear and bring lunch if staying all day. No previous experience is necessary and all tools and training are provided by the Countryside Ranger Service.
the Visitor Centre for more information.