Friends of Spiers – General Meeting on 23rd March

March 17, 2010

Beith Community Centre

Friends of Spiers General Meeting on Tuesday 23rd March 1930 – 2130 hrs at Beith ‘Community Centre’ cafeteria – to appoint Committee and agree Constitution.


Community involvement at Spier’s

March 2, 2010

Eglinton Ranger van (Image by Roger Griffith)

In 2008 Beith Community Council organised a Spier’s School grounds tidy up and improvements morning. Litter was removed and an old path was cleared to allow better access to the site for local people and visitors to the area. Gateside Primary school have planted trees and bulbs donated by the community and Eglinton Country Park. Ardrossan Academy pupils have opened up new paths through the woods and the grounds.

The ‘Youth Making Beith Better’ group have carried out path maintenance and other grounds improvements works at Spier’s through their John Muir Award work. Ken Stewart of Dalry brings Wesley, his Clydesdale horse, to extract logs from the woodlands, providing a spectacle for visitors and removing fallen timber with minimal damage to te habitats. Beith Out of School Care have produced publicity posters for the site. Geilsland School is involved in several projects within the parklands.

Welcome to Friends of Spiers

February 19, 2010
Celandine in Spiers Park.

Celandine in Spiers - image by Roger Griffith

Welcome to the site for Friends of Spiers, a voluntary organisation caring for the grounds of Spiers School in Beith, North Ayrshire in Scotland.

We are a Garnock Valley support group, affiliated to the British Trust For Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), which works with the Spier’s Trust, North Ayrshire Council Ranger Service, Beith Cultural & Heritage Society, Youth Making Beith Better (YMBB) and others to further the development and maintenance of the Spier’s Parkland.

FoS encourages other groups to become involved at Spier’s through membership, carrying out conservation projects; biodiversity enhancement initiatives; photographic and other surveys; as well as arranging events and furthering the educational and ecotherapeutic uses of the Spiers woodlands and open spaces.