Rawyards Forest Festival

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Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting the local residents of Airdrie and Coatbridge to a fun packed forest event on Saturday 17th September.

Held in Rawyards (between Airdriehill Street and Burnhead Road) in Airdrie, the free event will feature plenty of activities for families, including storytelling, a puppet show, face painting, willow weaving and making wooden products.

Jim Smalls, Community Ranger with Forestry Commission Scotland said:

“Having woodlands and greenspace right on your doorstep is a great natural asset to have.

“The Commission is endeavouring to create community woodland space at Rawyards and we are keen to get local people more involved in the design plan, in some aspect of community planting, or to simply find out what is planned. 

“The free event has plenty of fun activities for the kids and everyone is more than welcome to come along and join in.”

The Rawyards Forest Festival is on from 11am -4pm and is free with no booking necessary…just go along and join in. There are no parking facilities on site.

For further information please contact james.smalls@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or call 01555 660 190.

Notes to news editors

1. Forestry Commission Scotland works as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland.

2. Media enquiries to Jim Smalls, Scottish Lowlands Forest District on 01555 660 190 or Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0131 314 6508.

e-mail: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk