>> 6 June 2012
Peterhead North & Rattray SNP councillors Anne Allan and Fiona McRae paid a visit to Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services Department at Aden Country Park to check on progress with the Brighter Villages Scheme.
The council’s plant nursery is based at Aden and supplies plants at no cost to local community groups who wish to brighten up their community, as well as growing the council’s stock of plants for using in flower beds in towns and villages. In all, around 290,000 plants are grown are grown at Aden for use across Aberdeenshire.
Commenting, Peterhead North & Rattray SNP councillor Anne Allan said:
“The council staff at Aden Country Park really do a tremendous job in growing these plants and supplying them at no cost to community groups who use them to brighten up our local towns and villages.
“It’s a huge amount of work at this time of year when all the plants are ready and there is a very short time in which to get them packed and transported, not just in Buchan but as far afield as Ballater and Portsoy.”
Fellow Peterhead North & Rattray councillor Fiona Mcrae added:
“This was a fascinating visit and demonstrated the scale of the task undertaken each year. It’s a tremendous facility and I know from feedback from constituents just how highly valued the service is in supplying plants and flowers to every community which wants them.”