lotteryblueAbernyte Community was awarded £7112 to carry out improvements to the Glebe Millennium Walk.

This grant has been awarded by the Big Lottery Fund Breathing Places Campaign to:

• Make pathway improvements,
• Improve biodiversity through planting
• To undertake a major programme of bird/bat boxes in the Glebe Millennium Walk and surrounding area
• Introduce nest box video onto the website.

The directors of Abernyte Community Company and the Committee of Abernyte Heritage Group wish to thank everyone for the tremendous community effort in completing the Breathing Places project. We can all now enjoy the improved access to the Millennium Walk and the increase in wildlife in that area which will follow the placing of the bird and bat boxes. This is only the beginning and other improvements will follow. If you wish to suggest further improvements to the Glebe area please use the contact us section of  this site.

Swallow Cam

The swallow cam is off line for the winter but last years birds were very successful despite the weather.


Breathing Spaces Updates


Access Path Improvements

The access path into the Millennium Walk has now been upgraded and a fine all weather path installed. It's a great improvement and grateful thanks are due to all who worked on the arranging of it.

Abernyte Glebe Millennium Walk
Bird Nest Box Building Event
Sunday 1 March 2009
Follow up activities

Once you have built your bird nest box today we are keen to hear about any birds that show interest. On a link to a Nest Box Update page has been created that contains information about some of the commonly sighted birds in this area which might make your box their home.
Here are some things you can help us with:
1 Erect your nest box in a good location;
2 Take a photograph of it;
3 You can upload your photograph to the website;
4 Record on the Nature Watch pages of the website what birds use it and
5 If no birds use it this year, can you tell us why you think this might have happened?

The Breathing Spaces project is now completed for this year. Further events later in the year are planned on the Glebe and will be notified by WhatsOn email or via this website. For now, enjoy the walk and the wildlife!

Breathing Spaces Projects


These are the main projects that will be undertaken during the 12 months of the Breathing Spaces Funding. Volunteers to assist with any of the tasks are most welcome!

Access and pathway improvements - Malcolm McSwan                    Path completed

Environmental survey - Barry and Cathy Caudwell                             Survey completed, further surveys ongoing

Selective pruning and felling of trees - Barry Caudwell                        Selective tree clearing completed

Nest and Bat Box procurement and erecting - Barry and Cathy Caudwell   Boxes all procured, 50% installed

Website alterations - Gordon Nicoll                                                   Website changes in place

Installation of web cam and connectivity - Gordon Nicoll                    Swallow cam in place and pictures available on web site

Nest box building day for young people - Anne Davis                         Nest box building carried out, great success

Post project Environmental Survey - Barry and Cathy Caudwell         Work to be carried out on a planned schedule

Final Report and project management - Helen Richardson                  End of Project Report submitted {/tab}