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The Nature of Britain Where You Live: Scotland - Urban Britain


Set deep in the heart an industrial and council estate and next to an oil refinery in Grangemouth, the last thing you expect is to find a wildlife oasis. But it's there, and it's called 'The Jupiter Wildlife Centre'. 14 years ago a former railway siding for the chemical works which had contained no vegetation at all was transformed into a beautiful wildlife garden. The local community including many school kids became involved in the plant and today the centre contains around 2 acres of woodland, 2 acres of meadow, a large man made pond and a nursery that is used to grow native plants for the site which are also sold to the local community. Today the site is managed entirely by The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, who come from all over Scotland to help.

Broadcasts

  • 2007-10-24 21:00:00 - 2007-10-24 22:00:00 on BBC One Scotland,