John Muir

Falkland Stewardship Trust has delivered many successful training and education programmes.

Supported Employment

We provide training and employment opportunities to local young people who need some extra support through the Kickstart and Community Jobs Scotland schemes. You’ll meet them in the café and out and about looking after the landscape and biodiversity.

With thanks to the Robertson Trust for their on-going support.

Archaeology- new excavation dates for August 2022 announced.

As befits an Estate with a rich history, it is no surprise that it has also been found to have a rich archaeological heritage. Specifically the Estate is overlooked by East Lomond hill, upon which sat one of Fife’s most prominent ancient hillforts – a high point in the landscape which commands views to the Tay and southern highlands to the North, and to the Fife coast, the Firth of Forth and the Lothians to the South.

We are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with the estate and with Aberdeen University to undertake a 7 day excavation on East Lomond this coming August.

Trust Chairman and Project Director Joe Fitzpatrick said : ‘We are delighted to be partnering with the team from Aberdeen led by Professor Gordon Noble in order to deliver a community archaeology project. Covid-19 and the unexpected loss of our colleague Dr Oliver O’Grady led to a pause in our programme but we embark now on a fresh chapter of exploration of this iconic hill’

The dig is planned for 1st to 7th August and anyone interested in participating is invited to register their interest before the 12th July by registering here – Archaeology expressions of interest.

There are two blocks available and volunteers should select one of these as a preference – either Monday – Wednesday (3 days) or Thursday – Sunday (4 days). Demand for places is likely to be high, so to be in with a chance of participating, please register your interest quickly. Excavation work can be demanding and tiring, so you should be physically fit, able to get up and down the hill easily, and be prepared to work as part of a team. Support and guidance will be provided for anyone who has no previous experience.

Kew Seedbank Partnership

Kew Millennium Seed Bank

Falkland Stewardship Trust became partners in this exciting conservation project in 2015. The Millennium Seed Bank has world-wide collections of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers, and important domestic crops for research and as insurance against sudden extinction events. This effort has already found important uses for plant extracts, nutritional food sources and disease resistance. Our Woodland Ranger started the search for natural populations of native tree species here in Fife of which they are surprisingly rare. Collecting herbarium samples and seed for research and storage should go some way to better understanding and saving these important native tree populations.

Visits to the House of Falkland

Visits to this ‘hidden jewel’ are by guided tour only. Unfortunately due to current restrictions, we are unable to hold any tours but if you wish to add your name to our waiting list, please email us.

Unique training and education rental spaces

If you are a trainer, educator or nursery leader and you would like to hire one our our unique rental spaces for delivering your own indoor or outdoor learning programme.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. Please email us.