Daviot Community Trust
Creating Woodlands within the Community
About Daviot Community Trust
Company No: SC347285
Charity No: SC041081
Daviot Community Trust was incorporated in 2009 and was established to take community ownership of approx 22 acres of land/ woodland in terms of a Section 75 Agreement between Edinmore Developments Ltd and Aberdeenshire Council.
Following a professional feasibility study by a Business Consultant and a “Woodland Options” survey by a Chartered Forester, many of the recommendations in the reports have been executed, mainly by village volunteers, led by the directors. The main achievements have been the creation of an extensive path network which received a Paths for All national award, planting of 600+ trees, supplied by Woodland Trust and a number of other improvements to the land and woodland to improve the bio-diversity and accessibility for all to enjoy either recreationally or educationally.
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Chris Smith Memorial Run - 5km
Saturday 28th August
Unveiling of the Chris Smith Memorial Plaque
The day began with races for under 9's followed by the under 16 races. The turnout in both events was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The 5k event kicked off at 2.00pm, 2 laps of the route through Daviot Trust Land and Daviot Estate. Everyone enjoyed the steep climb up Holly Tree Walk into the Estate! Final winners were Matias Arguello Narganes from Argentina in a time of 00:18:12 and Ladies winner Chloe Sangster in a time of 00:21:40. We would like to give a big thank you to all the people involved in making the day such a success. DCT Members and Volunteers, Mike and Nick Smith, Davit Lads, Garioch Road Runners, The Scouts, Daviot Shop, St Andrews Ambulance,The Smiddy Bar, Mackies, Ian Stewart, Cafe on the Kerb, Mr Whippy and everyone who donated prizes for the raffle. We'd also like to thank the competitors and all those who came along to support the event and made it such a success - it would not have been possible without you.
Thank You All..
Results for all events can be downloaded below.
Many Thanks to Corra (ww.corra.scot) for providing the funding for this project.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered over the past season - despite the various restrictions which have been in place a lot has been achieved and the completion of the path behind The House of Glack yesterday seems to be an appropriate time to call a halt to the Saturday work parties.
Having said that there will be odd jobs needing done over the winter months and it would be appreciated if you could let me know whether or not you would be able to lend a hand.
Not only has the work done by the DCT volunteers been much appreciated but the transformation of the Ram House area by the Davit Lads and Lasses has been very much admired so a ‘well done’ to them - unfortunately I don’t have email addresses for all of them so perhaps some of you could pass on our thanks to any you know who are not on the above list. Lastly, but by no means least, thanks are also due to Norman Masson Snr and Shaun Simpson for their help and to Elias Bate for his cooperation in letting the Trust complete the path behind his house.
Hope you all keep safe and healthy over the winter and have time to consider what improvements could be done on the DCT property next season - any thoughts would be welcome!
No Longer the 'Muddy Path'
Following a successful application for funding , work began on the path drainage. Once started, we soon realized that more drainage was required than originally anticipated. Having repaired one of the old field drains, we then installed a new drain along approx 200m of the path route.
Explore the walks
Chestnut Walk will be a new development for 2019. We have already cleared all the undergrowth from the route but will need a lot of drainage work before we can start the work of building the path. Hopefully if we can gain funding for the project it will become part of the path network later this year.
The Biathlon was part of the Daviot Gala events. Open to Children Teens and adults, Competitors cycled a track laid out around the paths and grounds of the Community Trust, and for Adults a run following the paths around both Daviot Village and Daviot Estate. Great fun was had by all. It's set to be a regular event so get ready for 2019!
Daviot Water Park!
This Year we've been tidying the area around the burn and pump house. Having addressed some of the water flow issues, our future plans are to make this area much more of a feature, with perhaps a larger pond, planting, seating and maybe even a deck.
Become a member of Daviot Trust. Your support will provide crucial funding for our activities, events and programs. There are many ways our Members can support the Trust, from a few hours on our regular work parties to helping out with some of our fund-raising activities.
You are never too young to join the Daviot Community Trust. We want to know what facilities our future generations would like. Join us and let us know.
Become a Director
We are always on the look out for members with great idea's, drive and imagination to help us continue to improve the facilities and develop new projects. Interested? Contact the Secretary through the site contact form.
"Autumn Time, Beech hedges Trimmed and tidy"