Tower block safety ses­sions

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

A fi­nal round of fire safety ses­sions for tower block res­i­dents has been or­gan­ised by Aberdeen City Coun­cil.

They are de­signed to in­form res­i­dents in coun­cil flats and an­swer ques­tions about fire safety and build­ing stan­dards af­ter the Gren­fell Tower dis­as­ter in Lon­don.

The fire safety ses­sions will take place in the com­mon rooms of Hil­ton Court on Mon­day from 9am to 10am and Re­gens­burg Court on Wed­nes­day from 11am to 12pm. A na­tional her­itage group is poised to use its le­gal pow­ers for the first time to en­force a manda­tory deer cull in part of north-west Suther­land.

Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage (SNH) – the body re­spon­si­ble for the sus­tain­able man­age­ment of deer in Scot­land – is set to is­sue a warn­ing to mem­bers of the Assynt Penin­sula Deer Man­age­ment group.

But the Assynt Crofters Trust, one of 12 group mem­bers, has re­acted an­grily.

Trust chair­man Don­ald MacLeod said last night: “Their aim (SNH) seems to be to cut the deer num­bers right down. They want to make it the first time they use the Sec­tion 8 (the le­gal and UK leg­is­la­tion. The wood­land lies partly on the pri­vately owned Ard­var Es­tate, John Muir Trust–owned Quinag Es­tate and the North Assynt Es­tate, run by the Assynt Crofters’ Trust.

But the trust, and other landown­ers, feel the level of cull be­ing called for will

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