Friends of Buchan Meadows to be established

The Buchan Meadows offers various walks for visitors and a dog exercise area for pets
The Buchan Meadows offers various walks for visitors and a dog exercise area for pets

Residents are being encouraged to join the ‘Friends of Buchan Meadows’ group to help in the development of the community woodland on the outskirts of Peterhead.

Managed by Peterhead Projects Limited, the 43-acres of woodland is leased from local engineering company Score Group and provides a fantastic outdoor venue for environmental activities for all age groups.

Through various funding streams over the years, it has hosted an array of popular open days and activities for children and young adults, together with enabling development of paths and environmental features.

Now, armed with excellent feedback and suggestions, Peterhead Projects is seeking the support of the local community to help shape the woodlands and meadow areas to attract even more visitors in the future.

Project manager Ken Duncan explained: “Thanks to our funders including Big Lottery, People’s Postcode Trust and SITA, we have been able to undertake major works to create a wonderful outdoor facility for people to enjoy.”

The project now requires a dedicated band of volunteers to help with a range of hands-on activities including tree-planting, path maintenance, fencing and general tidying.

Mr Duncan added: “The works we are seeking help with are not overly-strenuous and will get you out in the great outdoors for some healthy exercise.”

For more information contact Ken Duncan on 01779 478950 or email ken@peterheadprojects.co.uk.