East Haven Gold 2017
Beautiful Scotland gold award and best coastal village award
The gardening season started early with weekly drop in sessions
Repairing and repainting 'The Sisters' is always a major undertaking
Out in all weathers planting Kidney Vetch with help from Butterfly Conservation Scotland
The dinghy was repaired and painted in the spring
It was replanted with bee friendly perennials
We held lots of beach cleans and carried out surveys for the Marine Conservation Society
We remain the only place on mainland Scotland to achieve a community led beach award.
In celebration of Beautiful Scotland's birds, bees and trees theme, one of our residents built a new solitary bee house behind the Ceanothus, Autumn Blue
We created a learning garden to raise awareness about biodiversity
Children in the learning garden enjoying the Biodiversity quiz
Residents take it in turn to mow the grasses
Weeding and edging is also a weekly activity
We painted our public toilets both inside and out!
.....and created a wee gallery in the toilets which we clean and manage for visitors.
Our coastal plants have matured providing all year round colour
Hedgehogs are thriving in East Haven but we had to take this little one to Hedgehog hospital. We brought back two healthy ones to be rehabilitated back into the wild.
We installed a pond in the Bothy to increase biodiversity
Carefully selected native aquatic plants
The Bothy garden - Jostaberries, Potatoes, Parsnips, Beetroot, herbs - take what you need
Children of Woodlands Primary School launched Scotland's first 'Small Blue' week in East Haven
They planted Kidney Vetch the sole food plant of the Small Blue
We also reintroduced native sea pea to the dunes
We hosted a 'Capturing our Coast' training day to gather data about marine species. A national citizen science project.
We painted our litter bins and checked for litter everyday to keep the area litter free
Our gardens are loved and well used
The herbaceous border at the Bothy
Rambling Rose Seagull
Sambucus nigra 'Thundercloud'
Geranium red admiral and Brachyglottis Walberton's silver Doormouse
Our beach award flag proudly flying on 'the Sisters'
A Community Learning Exchange with Blairmore on the Cowal Pennisula #friendship #learningtogether
Landmarc volunteers helped to build a wheelchair accessible path at the Community Petanque course
Hybrid Tea Rose, Commonwealth Glory and Hebe, 'Nicola's Blush'
Steam punk art, a different kind of contribution from one of our residents - Pride in Place
Trees planted, new bird boxes installed and native wildflowers
A BBQ during one of our mini BioBlitz events
Coffee at the Bothy raised £620 for MacMillan Cancer Support
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire' and the pink flower, Persicaria amplex ‚’JS Delgado’
We carried out monthly bee walks and submitted data to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Thursday mornings are gardening mornings followed by coffee and cake at the Bothy
We provided free refreshments on the cycle path. You donated money for the charity Mary's Meals.
We provided dog care stations and play boxes. You helped by bringing bags, balls and biscuits - thank you
Admiring the late show of colour in one of our front facing gardens
More than 160 species of moth have been identified in East Haven including the rare White Plume and the Cloaked Minor
Special cut of the SSSI to promote growth of the Greater Yellow Rattle
Scottish Water volunteers help residents lift the grasses - a hard days work!
Small Tortoiseshell on the Buddleia
Environmental Responsibility, Community Participation and Horticultural Achievement
Delighted to achieve Beautiful Scotland gold award and Best Coastal Village award
We are delighted to win a Beautiful Scotland Gold Award and Best Coastal Village award. We have created a slide show by way of thanks for all your support during the year. The Beautiful Scotland competition is built upon the three pillar framework of community participation, environmental responsibility and horticultural achievement. People are at the heart of everything we do in East Haven because without them we could not protect our precious environment, wildlife and heritage. We are supported by many individuals and organisations in Angus and across Scotland. We are very grateful to all those who have supported us in 2017 either by volunteering or by the provision of grants to support our work. We are also grateful to the public for their encouragement and support when visiting and enjoying this lovely location on the Angus coast.