Kilsture Art | Science | Forest - Investigating Soil on the Forest Floor

Sunday 14. July at 16:00 - 18:00

Kilsture Forest • Kilsture Forest, DG8 9DB Newton Stewart, Scotland, United Kingdom

Join artist Morag Paterson, Forester Andy Macqueen and Wildlife Recorder Malcolm Haddow on a walk through Kilsture Forest investigating soil from different perspectives and interests.

An inspiration for artwork, a hidden world of mini-beasts and mycorrhizae, a major consideration in woodland management, a vital piece in the carbon sequestration and climate change story - soil is fascinating whichever way you look at it.

What to expect: An informal, informative discussion as the specialists share their knowledge about and interest in soil. The walk will take us off the main trails of Kilsture Forest to take a close look at what lies underground

If you have a magnifying glass or loupe, please bring it along! Walk length: approx. 2 miles in total.

This event is a partnership between the event leaders, Kilsture Forest Community Group (KFCG) and Machars and Cree Valley Climate Action Network (MAC-CAN) who are co-funding the event as part of their soil programme. KFCG is a voluntary group set up to promote the well-being and sustainability of the biodiversity on the site. The 204-acre Kilsture forest is now managed in partnership between Forestry & Land Scotland and KFCG.

This event forms part of the Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands 2024 Summer Programme, funded in part thanks to support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. For more information about Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands (SCIO 052525), visit, and sign up to become a member!



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