Castle Grounds Green Trail

A new nature trail, for families and children, has been created through a partnership between the Comhairle’s library service and The Stornoway Trust.  The project was part of Làn Thìde, the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon, which aims to raise awareness of climate change and an appreciation of the natural world.  The project also received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The trail was launched during the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival by writer Emily Dodd, who presented two fabulous nature storytelling sessions in the Castle Grounds.

The map was created with the support of Austin Traynor, the Community Engagement Officer with The Stornoway Trust, and illustrated by artist Joceline Hildrey.  The trail highlights the range of trees, plants and wildlife that can be discovered in the grounds and provides a series of fun activities for children and families to enjoy together.

Iain MacIver, Factor of The Stornoway Trust said; “The castle grounds has such a rich wealth of natural resources. We hope this Green Trail map encourages more people and families to explore the walks together and enjoy lots of activities which will encourage a deeper appreciation of the grounds.”

The map is available for free, and copies can be found at Stornoway Library and the Woodlands Cafe.

For further information, please contact Stornoway Library at 01851 822744 /

Map of Castle Grounds Green Trail
List of Green Trail activities.


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