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.

Office Bearers:  Chair & Publicity: Susan Williamson     Secretary: Alice Wallace    Treasurer: David Ritson

The committee meets at least once a month, the frequency of meetings depends on current activities. Anyone local to the area who would like to get involved is welcome to contact us - you will be able to find our details on our contacts page.