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The East Kilbride Community Trust

We celebrated seven years of being recognised as a Scottish Charity (no.SC040731) on 1 April 2016. A lot of hard work has been done so far to make a difference and help empower the community and we intend to further compliment this by continuing to work closely with local community groups and organisations. Since our inception we have achieved many great things that have enriched the community. Some of our greater achievements were the official opening of K-Park Training Academy, the creation of Community Allotments for children with additional support needs (ASN), our annual cross country race held in conjunction with EK Athletics each January, our annual ASN Family Fun Away days with the EKFC Sunday Club and our annual ASN Children’s Christmas party's.

Our Future

We are looking to further enhance East Kilbride by building a Community Stadium, provide an open air Community Area, bring our Community Woodland into active management, provide Social and Inclusive housing. Our plans for the future, are always with the aim of building a safer, stronger, happier community and delivering programmes and initiatives that enhance opportunities and the lives of all in East Kilbride. These community facilities will provide much needed employment, community engagement and resources which will in turn encourage and create more apprenticeships and training for local community.

Spread the Word

You have a voice, you can make a difference, please spread the word about the good things that East Kilbride Community Trust doing and what it needs your help and support to achieve.
We need people to find out who we are in order for us to continue to prosper, therefore helping to make a difference in YOUR community.
We would love it if you made us YOUR charity!
If you would like more information on donating or want to chat about getting involved please contact us at info@ekct.co.uk or give us a call on 01355 576005.

Events

Barking Mad at K-Woodlands!

The Dogs Trust Scotland Campaign Team are coming to K-Woodlands to offer FREE health checks, FREE nail clipping and advice on dog ownership as part of their Responsible Dog Ownership Roadshow! The veterinary nurse will carry out a basic health check, which includes eye, ear, teeth and weight checks, to make sure your dog is […]

  • Redwood Place, Peel Park, East Kilbride, G74 5PB
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm

  • 23-09-2017

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Timerous Beastie Tots

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join Stephen, our Community Woodland Engagement Officer, for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for age five and under and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun […]

  • K-Woodland, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LZ
  • 10.00am to 12.00pm

  • 04-07-2017

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Woodland Health Walk

Join us every Wednesday morning when we meet at 10.30am at the side of D’lish at the St James Retail Centre in Hairmyres across from Lidl.  From here we begin our weekly health walk through K-Woodlands, taking in the sights and sounds of nature and pausing for a freshly brewed cuppa on the fire deep […]

  • St james Avenue, St James Retail Park, East Kilbride, G74 5QD
  • 10:30 am to 12.00pm ish

  • 05-07-2017

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Green Woodworking – Willow Weaving

Join us around the campfire and learn the techniques of weaving willow. We will show you how to make a small basket which, once mastered, will give you skills to create bigger and more elaborate items. Suitable for ages 12 and above. Booking is essential. Please book online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-woodworking-willow-weaving-29th-july-2017-tickets-35725082684 Please dress for the […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • 29-07-2017

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Discover-K: OPAL Polli:Nation Survey

The woods are full of wonderful plants and animals, that can tell us lots about the local environment. Become a Citizen Scientist for the day and help us discover more about K-Woodlands using OPAL surveys. By taking part, we will be helping researchers monitor the health of the natural world around the whole of the […]

  • K-Woodland 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • 02-07-2017

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Green Woodworking – Introduction to Spoon Carving

Join us around the campfire and learn how to carve your own spoon, using axes and knives. We will help you pick the perfect limb for your utensil and show you the main techniques for removing wood in a safe and controlled manner. With a little patience, and probably a blister or two, you will […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • 01-07-2017

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Wilderness Club – Den Building

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join us for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for ages six to twelve and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun in the woods – this […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10.00am to 14.00pm

  • 04-07-2017

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Wild Wednesday

Relax and unwind after work at this chilled out, grown up campfire session. We’ll be cooking with fire on our fabulous haba bbq. Explore, chat or try a woodland craft activity and let the stresses of the day slip away as you soak in our beautiful woodland surroundings.  Please bring your own dinner to cook […]

  • K-Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LZ
  • 17:00pm to 20:00pm

  • 05-07-2017

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Play@K – Nature Crafts – 6th July 2017

Join us for some free-play in the woods! We will have tight ropes, hammocks, and a load of nature related crafts and activities – focused on a weekly theme. We will also have marshmallows to toast on the open fire… fun for children of all ages. Child places are limited and booking is essential.You can […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 06-07-2017

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Discover-K – Summer Bioblitz

Become a Citizen Scientist for the day and help us record creatures great and small that live in K-Woodlands. By recording what we have living in the woods, we can make sure we look after them in the future. We will provide identification guides, sweep nets, magnifying glasses and everything else you need to get […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • 07-07-2017

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Wilderness Club – Fire Lighting

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join us for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for ages six to twelve and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun in the woods – this […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • 11-07-2017

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Play@K – Bows and Arrows

Join us for some free-play in the woods! We will have tight ropes, hammocks, and a load of nature related crafts and activities – focused on a weekly theme. We will also have marshmallows to toast on the open fire… fun for children of all ages. Child places are limited and booking is essential. Please […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 13-07-2017

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Walk on the Wild Side – Food for Free

As we stand on the sterile isles of supermarkets, it’s easy to forget that all our fruits and vegetables were once wild plants. Join us as we explore the woods to discover what wild foods are safe to eat and available for free. Afterwards we’ll get the fire going and sample some nettle soup! Booking […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • 14-07-2017

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Green Woodworking – Birch Bark Boxes

Join us around the campfire and learn how to make a small box from one of natures most useful materials – Birch bark. We will help you select and cut the perfect piece of bark and show you how to make the perfect gift box for that special something. Afterwards, if there’s time, we can […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • 15-07-2017

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Photo Club – Summer

Photography is a great way to stop and focus on the magnificent world around us. Join us each season as we attempt to capture the wonder and beauty of K-Woodlands. We have some compact digital cameras available for you to use, but feel free to bring your own – whether it’s a SLR or a […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • 17-07-2017

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Wilderness Club – Tools

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join us for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for ages six to twelve and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun in the woods – this […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10.00am to 12.00pm

  • 18-07-2017

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Play@K – Bird Feeders

Join us for some free-play in the woods! We will have tight ropes, hammocks, and a load of nature related crafts and activities – focused on a weekly theme. We will also have marshmallows to toast on the open fire… fun for children of all ages. Child places are limited and booking is essential. Please […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 20-07-2017

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Discover-K: OPAL Bug Count Survey

The woods are full of wonderful plants and animals, that can tell us lots about the local environment. Become a Citizen Scientist for the day and help us discover more about K-Woodlands using OPAL surveys. By taking part, we will be helping researchers monitor the health of the natural world around the whole of the […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 23-07-2017

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Wilderness Club – Whittling

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join us for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for ages six to twelve and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun in the woods – this […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • 25-07-2017

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Play@K – Seed Bombs

Join us for some free-play in the woods! We will have tight ropes, hammocks, and a load of nature related crafts and activities – focused on a weekly theme. We will also have marshmallows to toast on the open fire… fun for children of all ages. Child places are limited and booking is essential. Please […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 27-07-2017

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