SWAT is a voluntary environmental group made up of people from all over Stewarton. It began in March 2004, after some initial work by East Ayrshire Woodlands and Lainshaw Residents Association identified the need and the opportunity.
Although the name includes "Woodlands", the group has an interest in preserving and maintaining all the natural sites throughout Stewarton, including rivers and riverbanks, meadows and open ground, and all the flora and fauna that are part of them.
The group's aims are to improve and
regenerate the natural environment of Stewarton. This will have the
effect of making the town a more attractive place to live or to visit,
and also improve opportunities for people to make use of and enjoy the
countryside for leisure and exercise. The improvement of natural
habitats to encourage native wildlife and bio-diversity, and the
availability of the habitats as an educational resource, will be
important for present and future generations.
The office bearers are:
Chair - David MacKenzie. Vice Chair - Hugh Carty. Treasurer - David Ritson.
The committee, in addition are:
Martin Picken, Eileen Adam, Jean McNulty, Joan Ingram and Liz Mackie.
Picture by Lauren Mackay, Nether Robertland PS