Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Community woodland “safeguarded” by cash boost

Post Thumbnail

A revamped community woodland near the north-east’s largest town will help introduce children and adults to the “wonderful array” of wildlife in the area, says the project leader.

Local development trust Peterhead Projects Limited (PPL) leased 43 acres of land on the outskirts of the harbour town from international engineering firm Score Group in 2010.

Now development manager Ken Duncan has announced that £160,000 of cash secured this year has helped the Buchan Meadows scheme flourish.

A dedicated woodland officer has been hired to host walking tours and community events aimed at kids.

Last night Mr Duncan said: “We cannot thank Score Group enough for leasing us the woodland for a 10-year period.

“That major commitment paved the way for two hugely-important funding injections to safeguard the Buchan Meadows woodland project.”

Community woodland officer Lewis Swales said: “The Buchan Meadows is a great area that can be used to expand on learning done in the classroom.

“We are keen to introduce children and adults alike to the wonderful array of flora and fauna within the woodland, from the variety of trees and wildflowers to the deer, birdlife and minibeasts.”

Score deputy managing director Conrad Ritchie added: “It’s certainly important to the town as a whole and we want to be supporting PPL going forward.”

Some of the £144,400 received from Community Spaces Scotland will now pay for a small car-park near the site.

The remaining funding secured this year came from SITA Trust.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]