Woodland event is great success

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A successful family event was held at Buchan Meadows Community Woodland on Saturday, November 3.

Members of Peterhead Air Training Corps and volunteers from the local community hosted families from Peterhead, Maud and Tarves who took part in the Haunted Wood Fund Day.

Participants enjoyed a walk through the Haunted Wood, in which the cadets hid on the trail to scare the visitors as they walked through.

Karen Taggart whose family visited on the day said that “the kids loved it and they want the scary boys to live there all the time!”

Families also made use of the outdoor learning area where Marc Burnett, one of the volunteers, served teas and coffees to parents while the younger people were able to enjoy toasting marshmallows and all were able to taste the delights of a sausage sandwich cooked on an open fire.

Visitors also built and decorated bird boxes and Tev Warrander who was also volunteering built a scarecrow along with family and friends who were visiting the site who seem to have enjoyed the day.

Community woodlands officer, Andy Devine, told the Buchanie: “Despite a turn in the weather the families and volunteers had a good day and got to enjoy the atmosphere of the woodland and learn about this local resources.

“The funding from SNH/CSV to purchase the bird boxes allowed visitors to leave their mark on the site and provide shelter for local wildlife.”

The CWO is in the process of setting up a Tuesday volunteer group to undertake projects at the woodland. Volunteers will have the opportunity to undertake Youth Achievement and conservation awards and learn about the local environment

If you are interested in volunteering at the site contact Andy on (01779) 478950 or call into the Trading Post on Broad St for further information.