Skills for work helps RSPB

bridge building

As part of the Skills for Work programme Ruaridh Munn and Ewan Brown have been helping at The Reef Reserve since 2009.

The help they have given includes building a stock bridge over a burn – ensuring easier accesss for cattle to different parts of the reserve, providing new areas of nesting habitat by raking out gravel and sorting out waterlevels in the wetland area of the reserve.

John Bowler from the RSPB says “ Both Ruaridh & Ewan have been a real asset to the reserve over the last few months and have worked really hard to learn new skills and then put them to good use. They built the new bridge in around 2 hours, but it will hopefully last for years and make it easier for stock to move between wetland compartments without them churning up the ditch-banks as they had been doing”

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