Our next Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled for 7.30 p.m. on 7th May 2024 and will be held in the newly-opened Community Hub building in Rigg Street, near Stewarton Cross.

SWAT secures 24/7 Public Access Defibrillator near Lainshaw Woods

SWAT strives to conserve and maintain the woods plus surrounding areas so that the wider community can benefit by having safe access for recreation and exercise. Recently, as part of the East Ayrshire Council Community Defibrillator Initiative, SWAT obtained a 24/7 Public Access Defibrillator (PAD). The PAD is located on the roadway-facing surface of the rear garden … Read more

SWAT 2024 Calendar

You can order calendars on SWAT’s Facebook page to be delivered to your door (local delivery within the Stewarton area only). Think you know about SWAT? Test your knowledge with our 20th Anniversary Quiz.

First Aid Training for SWAT Volunteers

Five SWAT volunteers recently attained the SCQF Level 6 Award for Emergency First Aid at Work. The training covered how to assess an incident and how to provide appropriate first aid in the following situations:

New Giant Hogweed Leaflet

Giant Hogweed is a non-native, invasive plant whose toxic sap can be extremely harmful to people and pets. Our new leaflet provides details of how to identify the plant and its growth stages. Click here to download a copy of the leaflet as a PDF file. Check your knowledge of Giant Hogweed by completing our short … Read more

Tree Planting Programme

SWAT’s latest tree-planting programme, ‘Let Stewarton Breathe’, is now underway. In the first phase, native species will be planted around Stewarton in four locations agreed with the local Council.

Local Photographer’s SWAT Project

Over several months, Cara Smillie, a Stewarton-based photographer and videographer, has observed the activities of SWAT volunteers in and around the Lainshaw Woods. Cara’s images of the group and local woodland landscapes have been compiled into a book. You can see some of Cara’s work on Facebook and on Instagram.

Map of Nature Trail

The Spring 2020 edition of The Review contains, as its centrefold, a map of the nature trail through the Lainshaw Woods in Stewarton.

Planting of Rowan Trees

SWAT was going to plant some trees with Nether Robertland school pupils, in the school grounds, so we ordered the trees. The trees arrived, but so did COVID-19, and it became impossible for us to do what we had hoped. Instead, these tiny trees are being planted by SWAT in various places, and we will publicise … Read more