Thornhill, Stirling, United Kingdom

Category: Thornhill Biodiversity Group

North Common Survey Report

The community of Thornhill are fortunate enough to have two areas of common land which bound the village on its north and south sides. The North Common is wilder in character than its counterpart to the south, comprising a mix of grassland, marshland, scrub and woodland habitats.

To inform the community’s plans for the North Common, Thornhill Community Trust commissioned a report from Thornhill Biodiversity Group member and professional ecological consultant Matt Harding.

You can download and read the final report and accompanying maps here

Trees in Stirling: New Initiative

Trees in Stirling is a new initiative being launched during November 2020. They hope to influence Stirling Council’s role in land management and are asking organisations and individuals who support its aims to get in touch. More information can be found on their website at

Scything on the North Common

On the North Common Alexander is doing a tremendous job in scything the orchard. Not something you see everyday!

Flanders Moss Boardwalk Safari

Flanders Moss NNR

Flanders Moss is a really special place, home to some amazing wildlife. If you’ve never visited the reserve before you might like to find out what kinds of plants and animals you can expect to see on your visit at this time of year.

Well luckily, we have created a virtual boardwalk safari so you can do just that! As we are unable to run guided walks at the moment, due to covid 19 restrictions, this virtual tour of the boardwalk will show you some of the incredible wildlife we have on the reserve, like lizards and dragonflies, and tell you exactly where to look out for them.

We hope you enjoy your boardwalk safari!

Find out more about the reserve and how to get there here.

Let us know what you see on your visit by tagging us in your photos on instagram and facebook and by recording them in the new bog book!

Free Home Energy Scotland webinar: Solar PV and Electric Vehicles

Thurs, 10 September 2020

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Book your place here (

Home Energy Scotland is hosting a free webinar. Discover why there’s never been a better time to go green and generate your own electricity.

Whether you’re thinking about installing solar technologies, want to find out how to make the most of your existing system, or are interested in electric vehicles, a team of experts will talk you through everything you need to know, including:

– Factors that affect suitability for your property

– Financial support available to help you install

– How to reduce your exports

– Battery storage

– The Smart Export Guarantee

– Support available to help you switch to an electric vehicle to take advantage of the electricity you’re producing

Guest speakers and Q&A

Staying local and enjoying lockdown | 2 bogs, a swamp and some islands

Chicks on curlew cam – the best thing of the day | 2 bogs, a swamp and some islands

Flanders and Blawhorn access update

Blawhorn Moss NNR and Flanders Moss NNR Current advice from Scottish Government We know that people want to make the most of the beautiful country that we live in, however current advice is travel for exercise and leisure should remain within your local area. You can travel short distance for outdoor recreation, but stay local […]

Flanders and Blawhorn access update

Tree planting on the Common

A group of volunteers planted approximately 100 saplings of assorted native trees on Thornhill South Common on Saturday 30th November. The event was run by Thornhill Biodiversity Group which is supported by Thornhill Community Trust. Further trees will be planted on the South Common once some drainage work has been done.

Volunteers hard at work