Volunteers needed for more gorse clearing

Aberdeen City Council Ranger Service is holding the second Volunteer Workday of the year on Saturday (Feb 6) to clear gorse at Scotstown Moor Local Nature Reserve.

The gorse is invading the valuable heathland areas within the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Volunteers should meet at 10am in the Scotstown Moor car park on Scotstown Road for the event, which runs until 3pm.

All tools and equipment and hot drinks will be provided for the work along with safety briefings. If the Countryside Rangers can get a fire going to burn the gorse, there will be baked potatoes and toasted marshmallows for participants. Everyone is welcome but a responsible adult must supervise children under 16 years.

The work area will be sign posted from the car park in Scotstown Road and the Dubford Road entrance if participants arrive after 10am.

Booking, which is essential to clarify numbers of people attending for safety reasons, and can be carried out by contacting 01224 326429 or 07802 323919, or emailing lochinch@aberdeencity.gov.uk.