The trustees donated funds towards improving and promoting Edinburgh’s cycle ways. The project involved working to improve the visual appearance of the network (including a map shown above) and funding was used towards benches, artworks and bike parking.
Amongst the first of the Trust’s supported projects was Charles Jencks’ Landform, a landscape sculpture at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road. The sculpture is world renowned, having won the Gulbenkian Prize (now known as the Museum of the Year award) in 2004.
Loch Arkaig forest, situated near Spean Bridge in the Highlands, is one of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. The Mushroom Trust donated funds towards the woodland restoration project, which requires the extraction of 50,000 tonnes of timber. The Woodland Trust is purchasing and restoring Loch Arkaig Pine Forest. Over time they will welcome visitors with nature trails, way markers and interpretation; the old forest of Coille Ghrubhais in the west will be carefully restored as a native forest reserve, its diverse habitats safeguarded for the future. The Arkaig Community Forest (ACF) aims to restore and expand these native woodland habitats, to bring ecological, economic and social benefits to the area, and reconnect people with the land.