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West Sands Ranger Update

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Since coming into post in the summer the West Sand Rangers have been familiarising themselves with the site, delivering guided walks, beach cleans and setting up a Coastal Volunteering Group. The Rangers are currently developing educational programmes aimed at primary, secondary and further education students.

The first school visits have taken place, one from St Leonard’s School focused on marine waste and how it impacts on the environment and another from Lawhead Primary, entitled ‘The Nature of Golf’, twenty two P3 children explored the dunes and part of the Jubilee Course with the Rangers, learning about Linnets feeding on Lyme-grass seed and making Stonechat nests from dried dune grasses.

St Andrews Links Trust and Fife Coast and Countryside Trust hosted a visit from the European Union Coastal Environmental Specialists and Scottish Government Coastal Managers. They came to look at the regionally significant coastal management undertaken along West Sands and the Links Course coastline. The visit was organised under the 'Dynamic Coast' project, a project looking at ways in which coastal managers can harness and work with nature to solve coastal problems such as erosion and recreational pressures.

Since July, over 80 volunteers have attended events at the West Sands to clean the beach and remove invasive plants from the dunes - a great effort from all.

The Rangers were on hand at the recent West Sands Armistice event – Pages of the Sea, arranged by 1418-NOW, The National Theatre of Scotland and Danny Boyle. Activities to look forward to in the coming months include a Winter Waders Guided Walk in November and monthly meetings of the Coastal Volunteers Group, the annual New Dunes for Old Trees Christmas Tree recycling scheme and regular beach cleans.

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