The value of the North Common to Thornhill’s community has long been recognised, and it is currently being considered as a Local Nature Conservation Site by Stirling Council.

Thornhill Community Trust (now Thornhill Development Trust) commissioned a report from Thornhill Biodiversity Group member and professional ecological consultant Matt Harding.

This report, which you can read here, contains the results of a detailed survey of the habitats and plants species found on the North Common. It also pulls together available information on other groups such as birds and insects, and makes some suggestions about how the area might be managed in the future to maintain and enhance the features and species of greatest interest.

You can download and read the final report and accompanying maps at the links below.

Thornhill North Common Habitat Survey & Habitat Management Plan- Technical Report

Figure 1: Phase 1 Habitat Survey Results- Overview

Figure 2a: Phase 1 Habitat Survey Results -West

Figure 2b: Phase 1 Habitat Survey Results -East

Figure 3: Orchid Count Sectors

Figure 4: Proposed Habitat Management Zones