Fledgling Rangers encouraged to spread their wings at Drumlanrig

1st May, 2015

Young twitchers are invited to join the Buccleuch Rangers at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate for the next instalment of the Junior Rangers programme.

Outdoor-enthusiasts will get the chance to spring clean the Drumlanrig bird hide, making sure the shelter is in tip-top condition for watching the Estate’s feathered friends.

Participants can get involved in painting and building bird feeders during the exciting May session, which will take place on the 9th from 1-4pm.

The Junior Ranger Programme is for 12 to 16 year-olds with a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the great outdoors, and combines fun practical assignments with surveying the interesting wildlife living around the Estate.

The programme is led by Drumlanrig’s enthusiastic Ranger team, which includes Countryside Ranger, Richard Clarke.

Richard said: “The fairer weather has thankfully arrived and what better way to celebrate than to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? Our Junior Rangers have the chance to make new friends and take part a variety of fun outdoor activities, from learning basic survival skills to spotting local wildlife. Scouts are more than welcome too as this is a great way to gain more skills.”

Content for the Junior Ranger Programme is guided by the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and counts towards aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Each session costs £2 per person and is held on the second Saturday of every month.

For further information or to book a place on the programme, please call 01848 331 555 or email [email protected].