VISITORS to Bowhill will see a new face on the estate – Rory Powell has joined the team.
The 28-year-old from Forres, who has taken the role as a countryside learning and engagement ranger, will work closely with community groups and schools around Selkirk, and encourage people to take advantage of the wildlife and woodlands. The outdoors enthusiast will be responsible for developing and leading a programme of outdoor activities as well as an outdoor education programme.
He said: “I’m very excited to have taken up the role at Bowhill and can’t wait to lead a range of outdoor activities. I plan to put together a new education booklet for 2014 so youngsters can have fun and a valuable learning experience at the same time.
“I am also exploring the possibility of starting up wildlife and outdoors clubs for schoolchildren. I think it’s great for kids to have their own little piece of garden to look after as it sends out an important message about looking after the environment around you.
“We have opportunities for people to come along and work with wildlife on the grounds or carry out practical conservation work such as clearing woodland, so I would urge anyone who is interested to get in touch.” Volunteers can email Rory at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01750 22204.