Pupils plant time capsules at Crimond

Scores of local schoolchildren turned out for the planting of time capsules at the new Crimond Medical Centre recently.
Scores of local schoolchildren turned out for the planting of time capsules at the new Crimond Medical Centre recently.

Scores of local school pupils have turned out to see time capsules being planted at the new Medical Centre in Crimond.

Around 140 pupils from Crimond, Inverallochy, Rathen, St Combs and St Fergus schools and Score’s Vital Sparks Nursery attended the special event recently - along with school staff, Crimond Medical Fund chairperson Ann Bell and Chairman of Score Group, Charles Ritchie.

Each school was able to nominate one or two pupils to bury their time capsule.

The six capsules were placed by the children into a granite monument which is being constructed a few metres away from the front entrance of the new Medical Centre.

Contributions to the capsules - which are expected to be opened later this century - were chosen to reflect personal and local interests in 2015.

In 2007, Score Group helped Crimond Charitable Trust take its first steps towards delivering a new Medical and Community Centre by acquiring two acres of land on the outskirts of Crimond and donating it to the Trust. With the financial assistance of Score Group, as well as members of the public and local companies, the Trust was able to begin construction work on the project in 2013.

Commenting, Crimond Medical Fund chairperson Ann Bell said: “I’m delighted to be here and it’s great to see so many young people involved.

“This building will be a community asset and it’s wonderful that all the young people have been given the opportunity to prepare these time capsules for future generations.”

Score Group chairman Charles Ritchie commented: “This has been 20 years in the planning and soon the centre will be open.

“It’s a great honour for the Score Group to be able to do this for the local community.

“It’s a fine thing to see the youngsters taking such an interest.”