Easter Extravaganza put on hold

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team in Aberdeenshire has announced that this year it will not be hosting its’ famed Easter Extravaganza at Roseisle.

Neil Theodoreson, the Community & Education Ranger with the team, said;

“It’s been a really hard decision for us to make. Unfortunately, we’re facing a very challenging time in the public sector at the moment and there are a lot of pressures on our available, limited resources.

“That’s meant that we’ve had to make some very difficult choices about what we do –and one of those, sadly, is that we are unable to support the Roseisle event this year.

“We appreciate that this will disappoint all of our friends and colleagues whose efforts, enthusiasm and patience have helped to make Easter at Roseisle one of the most popular outdoor events in Moray.

"Hopefully there will be an upturn in the economic climate and the Easter Extravaganza will bounce back sometime in the future.”

Previous Easter Extravaganza events have always been hugely popular and very well attended with a huge range of activities to appeal to all ages – anything from having the big forestry machines on show to outdoor activities, chainsaw carvers, huskies, greenwood workshops and of course the famous bunny hunt!

Visitors are still welcome to come and enjoy the site and the Forest Enterprise Team looks forward to seeing you out and about.

The facilities at Roseisle will open to the public at Easter for the season.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.