Exciting new Buglife project, “Pollinators Along the Tweed”, gets underway - Buglife

Image Credit: Peebles Golf Club – Bee Bank Building © Neil MacIntyre
Image Credit: Peebles Golf Club – Bee Bank Building © Neil MacIntyre

“Pollinators Along the Tweed”, a new Buglife Scotland partnership project restoring 40 hectares of wildflower-rich habitat along the River Tweed, is set to create a buzz for local pollinators and communities.

Working with Scottish Borders Council, Borders Forest Trust and other landowners in Scotland and north Northumberland, “Pollinators Along the Tweed” sets to create, enhance and restore 40 hectares of wildflower-rich habitat. Working across 50 sites in towns and villages along the Tweed, as well as the wider countryside, this project will help restore habitat connectivity for pollinating insects, enabling them to move across the landscape and adapt to a changing environment.

“Pollinators Along the Tweed”, part of the Destination Tweed source-to-sea river revitalisation project, is being made possible with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, AEB Charitable Trust, Craignish Trust, Fallago Environment Fund, J & JR Wilson Trust, Milkywire, NatureScot, Northumbrian Water Group and ScottishPower Foundation.

Charlotte Rankin, Conservation Officer at Buglife Scotland, commented: “We are delighted to have received significant funding which enables us to expand Buglife’s pollinator work into the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. Pollinators Along the Tweed is a really exciting opportunity to work together, source to sea, to increase and reconnect flower-rich habitat for pollinators, and provide opportunities for everyone to discover, learn about and protect the Tweed’s pollinators. By reconnecting a network of wildflower-rich habitat in the Tweed Valley, together we can help boost and protect local pollinator populations.”

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Posted On: 20/04/2023

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