Trainees get to grips with overgrown reserve at Kinneil

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Seven young people including Joe Brown from Whitecross have started work as practical conservation trainees thanks to a programme supported through the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI).

The new trainees are the second group go through the IFLI and are engaged and managed through Falkirk Council’s Employment Training Unit. They are supervised day-to-day by TCV Scotland.

During the 13-week programme the trainees will be doing work-based training ranging from path maintenance to clearing overgrown scrub, all aimed at increasing their employability.

Much of the day-to-day work will be on IFLI project sites throughout the Inner Forth area, including Kinneil Foreshore Local Nature Reserve (above).