It’s a very windy day out there but we made a trip to the Dusk and Lugton Waters this morning looking for potential green engineering sites.

The Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme is a suite of 25 projects restoring a network of wildlife habitats and historic sites across the landscape, as well as encouraging local people to become more involved with their heritage.

Muir scopes the Dusk Water for potential green engineering sites.

Garnock Connections is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Landscape Partnerships grant programme; the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund; Ayrshire LEADER – The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas; Ayrshire Sustainability Group; and the members of the Landscape Partnership.


A ford and cattle access point that is causing siltation of the Dusk Water and River Garnock.

The Trust supported by the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation will deliver a series of green engineering demonstration projects on the Garnock catchment to improve water quality as well as terrestrial and aquatic habitats.

Watch this space for more details on how to become more involved with the green engineering projects and opportunities to become trained in herbicide applications to PA6AW level through the project.