Tower block safety sessions
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