Funder: The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Kildean Wetlands is situated on the western edge of Stirling. The site, approx. 30ha, has been identified as having the potential to become a carseland nature park.
While the site currently consists of unmanaged grassland that lacks floral diversity, there is a desire to enhance the area further to promote more use. Plans exist to create a diverse riparian mosaic of wetlands, woodlands and meadows with a network of paths and terrain for natural play, walking and running.
The interlacing islands at Kildean provide a rich mosaic of water and riparian habitats that can be appreciated from both the north and south sides of the river, whilst providing a sanctuary for birds.
Works began in January 2021 to create a robust network of freshwater ponds on site with the addition of a dipping platform for educational purposes. These works have been progressing well, with 5 ponds created so far and just 1 left to go in.