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On 21st November 2020 we successfully raised £685 with 23 supporters in 42 days

Our aim is to create a nature reserve following the course of the Dreel burn to where it meets with the Gillingshill nature reserve

by Arncroach & Carnbee CDT in Pittenweem, Scotland, United Kingdom


Hi, we are members of the Arncroach and Carnbee Community Development Trust. We are local residents working together with, and for the benefit of, our local community and visitors from the wider area. 

What we do

Through our activities we aim to: 

  • Increase a sense of community
  • Help to improve the physical and mental well being of our residents and visitors
  • Preserve and maintain our local heritage
  • Increase access to the surrounding countryside


Why a crowdfunder?

Our group aims to create a small nature reserve which will follow the course of the Dreel Burn from opposite Dreel House, up the gully to where it meets with the Gillingshill Nature Reserve.

Funding  permitting, we'd like to replace the current derelict steps, lay out a gravel path and install seating, but we need funds to do it.

Volunteers from our Local Young Farmers Group have already helped us start the process by clearing a path through the undergrowth, but we now need your assistance to complete the project.


Education and biodiversity

We also want to increase the educational aspect of the reserve by the use of discreetly placed notice boards, explaining the wide variety of wildlife that visitors may come across.

And to help encourage the biodiversity of the wildlife, we will place nesting and insect boxes throughout both of the reserves.


Please help us to help nature

We do hope you will be able to help us! Take a look at our rewards and pledge on your favourite one, or you can simply donate an amount of your own choosing.

And if you can share our project with your friends and family, that would also be a huge help (you can even use the social media icons on this page to share it now!)

Once the work is completed we look forward to you being able to come and experience the peace and quiet, and enjoy the spectacle of watching the wildlife within the Dreelside nature reserve!

Thank you from all at the Arncroach and Carnbee Community Development Trust.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more


For all donations under £20 we will give you a great BIG Thank you for your support and we look forward to you visiting Dreelside Nature Reserve in the not too distant future.

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Springtime Dawn Chorus Walk

Enjoy the majesty of the dawn chorus with Will Creswell, member of the Fife Bird Club. This 1-2hour walk ( at 7am ) will take you around the Dreelside and Gillingshill Nature Reserves, where you will learn about the different species of native birds you see.

£20 or more

7 of 10 claimed

Introduction to Foraging

Learn what mother nature can provide. Patrick Bowden-Smith, Pittarthie Farm@Pittarthiefarm.edu (Agricultural Cooperative), will lead a 1-2 hour beginners introduction to foraging session . This will help increase your confidence in identifying wild plants, berries and nuts.

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Nature Photo Shoot

Join Chris Reekie (LRPS) Photographer as he leads a 1-2 hour outdoor photographic workshop which is designed for all levels of photographers. Chris will provide technical knowledge to help you improve your own photographic skills, whether you are a budding beginner or a more advanced improver.

£20 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Visit to the Lambing Shed

Ian and Carole have kindly agreed to give you a 1-2 hour tour of their lambing shed. You will learn about the care of in-lamb ewes, the signs of labour and if you're lucky you may see some lambs being born! You will also have the opportunity to help feed the sheep and bottle feed the pet lambs.

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Micro Brewery Visit and Tasting

Nick from Ovenstone 109o Brewery, will give you a tour of his brewery and take you through the intricacies of the brewing and bottling process. To finish with, you can have a wee taste too ! ( Over 18s only)

£100 or more

Remember A Loved One

As well as helping the environment would you like to remember a loved one ? If you do then, on your behalf, we will plant a native tree and erect a small plaque engraved with your personal message.

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