Following a £20,000 cash injection from the SITA Trust for a pathway project, Boddam and District Community Association has celebrated with a walk to Den Dam along the Sandfordhill paths.
The paths will let local residents and visitors access the open countryside near the village and learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the area.
At the end of March, the association held a celebratory evening and toasted SITA Trust and the success of the project.
Association chairperson Betty May said: “After we spent some time at the Den Dam, and having had a welcome cup of tea at the picnic table and benches, we moved on to the Sandfordhill Pathways Link.
“The upgraded path, near Remote Radar Head Buchan, gives a longer walk back to the mapboard and has very impressive views.”
The development of Stirling Hill has been underway since 2010 and Ms May says the association is ‘very proud’ of the work so far.
She continued: “All this is helping to realise our dream of Boddam and District becoming a holiday area.”
An interpretation board is being set up at the Den Dam collating information about the area.
The next step in the association’s project is to make the pathways ‘buggy friendly’ to open the area to young families.
The group is also eager to organise displays from the Radio Controlled Yacht Group at the Den Dam.