Bags of Help Result

Dean Castle's Living Wall project has come 2nd in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Voting was held recently in local Tesco stores. Staff at the castle are pleased with the result given they were up against stiff opposition, including a local nursery school and are delighted to receive the £10,000 award.

The Countryside Services Manager told us "This will be a lovely project for the park this Spring. Well done to everyone involved so far and thanks to everyone who voted".

The East Ayrshire Leisure Living Wall Project at Dean Castle Country Park will be the first of its kind. An innovative dry stane dyke will be built which will have lots of small ‘nooks and crannies’ especially designed to encourage a huge range of wildlife including nesting spaces for robins and blue tits, shelters for bats, hedgehogs and other small mammals and lots of bug hotels, ladybird homes and bee abodes! This amazing ‘Living Wall’ will not stand alone, it will be the entrance feature to our wonderful willow maze that could have you exploring this special part of the Country Park for some time.

The next round for applications opens in April where once again Tesco and greenspace scotland will make awards to three community groups, from money raised by the 5p charge levied on single use carrier bags.

Thanks again to all who voted for the Living Wall project.