Here at Falls of Clyde we are looking forward to the busy weekend ahead of us. On Saturday we are excited to host the Fèis Rois ceilidh trail that has seen some of Scotland’s most talented young traditional musicians play in venues across the country. This leg of the ceilidh trail will be held in our visitor centre where visitors can enjoy an evening of lively folk music, sang in both Gaelic and Scots.
In hand with Fèis Rois we will also be joined by Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods who will be leading a foraging trail around the reserve. This is sure to be a fascinating (and tasty!) event, as we’ve already been finding bounties of raspberries and blaeberries over the past few weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the plants and trees around us that offer nutritional and medicinal properties, and Mark will end with a cooking demonstration offering you the chance to sample the evenings findings.
We also have our free Dipper Watch event running on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (12:30-4:30pm) where our team will be on hand to help you spot wildlife on the river. This event is focused on the Dipper Cinclus cinclus, a small bird that hunts for insects underwater, on the bottom of the riverbed. Our past events have been successful in seeing a family of dippers feeding at length along with kingfishers, grey wagtails and two herons. Why not come along to this free event and learn more about the wildlife that Falls of Clyde is home to.
Jenny Mann, Falls of Clyde Assistant Ranger
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