Volunteers help clean Dunnottar woods

A host of cubs and scouts last week (24 April) helped the Dunnottar Woodland Park Association give the local woodland a bit of a spring clean.

The Stonehaven based group’s annual litter pick was also well attended by local residents and was also supported by Forest Enterprise Scotland and Dunnottar Nurseries.

Forestry Commission Ranger Neil Taylor said

“Dunnottar Woods is really popular with local people and visitors from further afield and this was illustrated in the great turn-out for the litter pick.

“It’s great that so many people turned out to help look after their local wood. I think local people are really pleased to have such an amazing, free resource on their doorsteps and obviously take a bit of pride in helping to make sure that it looks its best."

Forest Enterprise Scotland urges all visitors to behave responsibly and dispose of their litter appropriately.

The volunteers filled the bottom of a skip with bin bags full of litter from the woods – as well as an old motorbike wheel and a cast-iron plinth.

Neil added;

“Unfortunately, there are still a few irresponsible people out there – including some dog owners - who haven’t yet learned that it’s to everyone’s benefit if they dispose of their litter properly.

“But it is very heartening to know that there are many more people who are willing to come and help make such a positive difference.”

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 the Forestry Commission 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 agus bidh e a’ toirt seachad comhairle air poileasaidhean coilltearachd agus air riaghladh. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta as leth Ministearan na h-Alba.
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