Environment Action Group was formed in 1996 to take full ownership
of Drumbowie Park and secure the future use for the community. To
achieve this goal DEAG became a company in 2003 and gained charitable
status in 2006.
successfully raise funds from various sources to pay for ongoing
maintenance. Since its creation, the community have
improved the site with no intervening periods of neglect or vandalism.
Drumbowie Park is a large (28.5
hectare/70.4 acre) community woodland adjacent to the village
of Standburn which lies to the southeast of Falkirk. The area
was previously used for mining.
Operations ceased in the 1930s leaving
as its legacy a derelict railway, two ponds, several mine shafts,
brick enclosures and two large bings.
year round on a network of well maintained paths
BREAKING NEWS - WORK IS UNDERWAY TO UPGRADE ONE OF OUR CIRCULAR
PATHS BRINGING IT UP TO MULTI-USE STANDARD Apologies for any inconvenience
caused by the ongoing path improvement,the major works should
be completed within 2-3 weeks with the sensory areas being completed
over the next few months.
controls at entrances which allow entry to wheelchair users
is between the recreation ground and Drumbowie Primary School,
on the B825.
parking facilities are available.
HERE for a map of Drumbowie Park, Irene Terrace, Standburn
From the mid fifties
until 1990 the area was used for grazing cattle. The
site was identified by Central
Scotland Forest Trust in 1992 as having potential for nature
conservation and community use.
Due to the poor grazing value of the
land the owner suggested some form of village park or community woodland,
with a view to future management by the community. And so Drumbowie
Environment Action Group was born.
number of projects have been delivered in partnership with
organisations such as: Princes Trust Volunteers, BTCV Scotland,
Polmont Young Offenders, Central
Scotland Forest Trust, Scottish National Heritage, Falkirk
Council and Falkirk Environment Trust, as well as the pupils
of Drumbowie Primary School.
Environment Action Group, which boasts approximately 40 members,
meet in Drumbowie Primary School on the first Tuesday of each
month. These meetings are used to discuss how and when work
will be carried out and how the funds can be raised to accommodate