Riverside Naturally developed from the Riverside Community Orchard and continues to develop and maintain the orchard. It was formed early in 2019 after discussion of the Scottish Wildlife Trust publication Living Cities: towards ecological urbanism, -
and shares the view that natural spaces bring important health, social, environmental and economic benefits to communities – as well as a lot of fun, enjoyment and friendship. In other words, making Riverside a better place for nature also makes it a better place for people.
Riverside Naturally is welcoming and inclusive - you don’t need any particular expertise to be a valuable member..
Riverside Naturally works in the area covered by Riverside Community Council in Stirling. This includes both Riverside, a residential area, and Forthside, a commercial area. It is bounded by the river Forth and the mainline railway line.
Riverside Naturally is a SCIO - Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Membership is open to people who live, work or have an interest in Riverside and support its aims. It is free but a donation towards the costs of planting and maintenance is always welcome.
The trustees are currently the seven local people who established the charity during early 2019. On June 6th 2020 there will be an annual general meeting for all members at which trustees will be elected.