A JOINT tidying effort saw East Fife JAC members, KM Duncan Agricultural Engineering, and Arncroach and Carnbee Community Development Trust (CDT) come together on Sunday July 5, to tidy up at Gillingshill Reservoir and nature reserve, Arncroach.

Together, they worked hard in the rain to clear the paths to ensure better accessibility for visitors, and helped clear overgrown areas and aid with fence painting.

Work is still ongoing but the team effort has allowed the CDT to crack on in their efforts to make Arncroach a great place for people to visit safely. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the new bird boxes on their next visit - a recent purchased by the Trust.

The CDT in conjunction with East Fife Young Farmers, decided to make a donation of £150 to My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to celebrate Doddie Weir, who celebrated his 50th Birthday the same day. The charity was set up to raise funds to aid research into MND and investigate potential cures, after being diagnosed with MND 3 years ago.

East Fife JAC member and a Director of Arncroach and Carmbee CDT, Jenny Brunton, said: "It has been a challenging time for the young farmers who would usually have a jam packed summer syllabus to provide welcome relief to our members who are busy on the farm. Farming hasn't stopped during lockdown but the club wanted to give something back to the community. When we heard of the work that needed done at Gillingshill, everyone was happy to help out and it was a fun way for the club to come together whilst socially distant, and give something back to the local area," Ms Brunton concluded.