It was the perfect day to be outdoors on Saturday 29th March as Cub packs from all over Lewis descended on the Scaladale Centre to help with the WISE project and to plant trees in the Ardvourlie Woodland for the North Harris Trust.

Around 40 Cubs and leaders made the trip to Harris, along with several other volunteers from age 5 to 75! Bench-painting, drain-clearing and tree-planting were the main activities, with time to learn about endangered species and climate change in between sessions. Matt Watts, the North Harris Trust Ranger, had this to say: 'It was an excellent day! Everyone was really keen and it was great to see so many people working together - on behalf of the North Harris Trust I'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone who came along'.

One of the children summed it up by saying 'today was brilliant fun because I liked getting clearing out the drains and getting really really muddy!'

There are still several thousand trees to plant, so if you can spare a few hours this week or next please contact Matt on 01859 502222 and let him know!

If you are interested in helping WISE to survey and maintain footpaths in your area, please contact the Volunteer Centre.