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Beith Trust is recruiting!

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There is a lot going on next year for Beith Trust and we currently looking for passionate, practical and capable people to join the team. If you want to know more, just click the links below and if you want a chat, email us on hello@beithtrust.org and we will be happy to talk to you.

Manager – Lend a Hand Project – 28hrs pw, Salary 28k pro rata (22.4pa) 3 year fixed term.

Project Lead – Youth Programme – 21hrs pw, Salary 22k pro rata (13.2pa) 2 year fixed term

People Engagment Officer – Beith Nurturing Nature Project – 28hrs pw, Salary 28k pro rata ( 22.4pa) 3 year fixed

Apply Here

 

Beith Trust 2020 AGM

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What a crazy year its been so far!

Thanks to Covid-19 our 2020 AGM is later than usual. This year for the first time we will be hosting a virtual AGM.

In true Beith Trust style, when the way forward is blocked we re-route and find another path. This year our AGM will be on 29th October at 5.30pm on Zoom, all members are welcome to attend and all the information can be found at www.beithtrust.org/the-corporate-bit

At Beith Trust we are busier than ever before. Working very much week to week and like everyone, unsure of what the future holds.

Covid-19 has changed how we work and what we d. Some work is stopped, some paused and new ways of working have developed. We have been constantly in awe of the amazing volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help out in the community. All in all its an experience that we wont forget.

Thanks to everyone!

“The Art of Cooking” – William Morton

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Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

 Would you like to do a cooking class William, it’s a fundamental skill worth learning.  I gave them that look as if to say ‘are you sure this is a good idea’. My memories of cooking was at School, with a Home Economics Teacher who landed up doing it themselves and filled you more with dread than with confidence.  So the years passed by and even though TV was full of Chefs, celebrity chefs and Bake Offs, the most I had confidence in doing was beans on toast.

The first few weeks I stood back waited for others to do and say what was right, never taking praise as I hadn’t really done anything. However as the months rolled by the reins were loosened, I learnt the most valuable lesson you can.

The only way to truly learn the art of cooking is get stuck in/get your hands dirty and to try it yourself. Even if at times the dishes have been somewhat stronger than recommended by the recipe.  Who can forget the Noodle soup that became Vinegar soup or the dishes with more than a pinch of Coriander, or any other spice that came to hand.

 I can’t say that I’ve went from novice to Gordon Ramsey or Ric Stein in a few months, however with the current group in the Kitchen, it’s become a learning and fun experience   I do have the confidence to at least try and make the dishes, query the use of certain ingredients, suggest alternatives, laugh when it goes wrong and decide to follow my own recipe.  That would explain why my lemon drizzle cake was somewhat harder than the recipe, suggested, but it tasted good and everybody ate it and that makes it a cooking success.

The training kitchen where we have volunteering opportunities to learn to cook

Jennifer Stamp: Jentastic 2018

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2018, is looking to be a busy year already for Food in the Garnock Valley #trustgoodfood. Really excited about  the children’s cookery classes starting back next month where they will be making healthy, easy dinners that the kids can make at home with you.

Also the brand new “love Food, hate waste” workshops that are booked in for February and March. These are taking place in Gateside Primary School and Garnock Early years centre, Kilbirnie, and are open to the parents and carers of these establishments and will be covering all the hot topics like reducing waste, recycling, reusing and saving money .

Our Community Brunch has started back in Kilbirnie, on wednesday mornings 9-12, here we make lots of healthy brunches and lunches and take home for dinner (if there is any left!) and is open to everyone, NOT just carers and parents. It is a chance to come and have a cuppa and enjoy the company, whilst picking up some tips.

Diggin’ the Astro starts back on 15th February – where we are growing veg for the community, with tea / coffee/biscuits and soup thrown in – to heat you up, open to all, so no skills needed, but if you have some valuable DIY or gardening skills , all the better ! And that is just the first three months.

Megan Armstrong- Social Media Work Experience- Greenwood Academy

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My name is Megan Armstrong, and I use social media to express myself. The use of social media has been part of my life since joining secondary school as a way to communicate and keep up to date with the larger number of peers I was and still am surrounded by. Since then it has become an important part of everyday life. Social media not only stands for a personal use but a vital part of my school and work.

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Tinkertown

Tinkertown at Beith Astro

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Tinkertown is an inspiring place, a scrap timber village built by children for children (and their families).
Developed in the spirit of authentic ‘Adventure Playgrounds’ and in response to the inaugural Architecture Fringe (Archi-Fringe) Festival, Tinkertown welcomed 200 visitors across four days to the Pollokshields Playhouse in July 2016.

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Chapel Gig

Chapel Gig

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Following the success of previous Chapel Gigs, we are holding our third Chapel Gig on the 1st July in the Old Chapel at Geilsland.  The evening features exciting bands Redwood Ridge (fresh from Eden Festival) with support from The Savalas, Strung out Nights and Stephen Hamilton. 

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June

June

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The year seems to have shot through, feels like only yesterday we celebrated the start of 2017.
And yet summer time is fast approaching, even the weather at times feels more like summer time with the sun shining which at least to me makes you feel more positive.

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poly tunnel

Project Polytunnel: With Doc & Bert

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Doc and Bert attend the plants in the poly tunnel every morning to make sure they are watered and cared for to ensure bountiful crops in a small space! The plants include many kinds of salad leaves, 4 different types of tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, a wide variety of herbs, carrots, cauliflowers, lemon grass, kales and chards, potatoes, peas, beans and chilli peppers to name but a few!

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Pamper

Pamper, Prosecco & Cream Tea

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Don’t miss your chance for a real pick-me-up on Saturday.
The weekend is nearly here! Fancy a glass of prosecco and a cream tea with a friend in the sunshine? Or maybe the chance to pick up a treatment, a gorgeous scarf or piece of jewellery, or a lovely scented candle. We are hosting another Pamper Day at Geilsland, Beith on Saturday 20th May. Following the success of the last Pamper event on Mother’s Day it is sure to be a busy day and so we are highly recommending that you book your space in advance to guarantee that you get the chance of a beauty treatment too.

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Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel

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What is a bug hotel, well it’s a place for bees, birds, beetles and other creatures to live or take shelter. As just like us, nature has a housing shortage.

Why build a bug house/hotel, well there are three good reasons, firstly for us all there is only so much you can learn in a classroom, through books, videos or TV.  To truly appreciate and understand nature you need to venture outside, use your senses and experience for yourself the wonder of nature. For as the naturalist and conservationist John Muir advocated experiencing and enjoying nature near and far means you are more likely to care and be an ‘active conservationist’.

Secondly in an age of immediacy a bug hotel/home teaches patience in its planning, construction and having to wait days, weeks or months to wait and see what creatures use it plus tweeting occurs outside not online. Read More

Corey cup

Corey Cup 2017

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Corey Cup 2017
 Click on Corey Cup 2017  to view Photographs.

The Corey Cup is an annual school football tournament held in the Garnock Valley for children in P6&7. The tournament is in honour of young Corey Hamilton, who sadly passed away in 2013 after a battle with rhabdoid sarcoma, a kidney cancer aged just 9 years old.  Set up by Corey’s family and Beith Trust in 2014 the event is held annually on Corey’s birthday on 24 March and brings the Garnock Valley schools together in a friendly football competition where the teams compete to win the coveted cup and title.

The 4th annual Corey Cup was a fantastic competition with lots of fun and great football on display Beith Astroturf. The weather was unusually sunny which made the event even better and made it all the more fun for onlookers, parents and classmates to cheer their teams on! As ever the teams were split by organisers Beith Trust into play off groups, resulting with the two group winners playing in thesemi-finals, and then onto a final. Read More

Beith Cycles

Beith Cycles

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Sunday 12th March 11AM — 2PMSunday 12th March 11AM — 2PM Geilsland school, Beith KA15 1HD

Beith cycles is a new initative to encourage the people of Beith to get on their bikes! We want to find out what improvements you think could be made to support cycling and active travel in the area. The goal is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike so come along, grab a burger and have your say!

  • Bouncy castle
  • Electric bikes
  • Balance bikes
  • cycle games
  • free bike MOT’S
  • FREE ADMISSION!

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Basic Cooking Course

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Every Wednesday morning we run an “elementary cooking skills course”.

We make starter’s, main course’s & deserts cooking from fresh. Ensuring safe use of kitchen knives, utensils, ovens, hobs and pots and pans. Basically learning to cook & be safe in the kitchen.

Our outcome is to increase basic food preparation skills and increase basic cooking  and presenting skills. Gain awareness of food safety and gain awareness of using safe and hygenic practise.

The course length is 6.5 hours and is certified by REHIS. (Royal enviromental health institute of scotland).

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