Charity sows the seeds of change in ‘eat local’ drive
Fruit and herbs being grown at Moray park for residents to share
An environment charity has planted seeds at one of Moray’s most popular parks in an attempt to encourage people to eat local.
Green-fingered volunteers were in Cooper Park at the weekend as part of an initiative to grow herbs and fruit for residents to share.
Keith-based environmental charity Reap has taken on the maintenance of the plant beds as part of its Grow Elgin project.
Herbs were harvested A man hopes a reunion group will be set up for the former residents of a street where homes are being demolished as part of the new £40 million Haudagain link road.
Ian Shand, 73, recently returned to his childhood home on Logie Avenue in Aberdeen for the first time in 60 years.
Properties on the street are being flattened as part of the ambitious project to ease traffic congestion at the site.
Plans are under way to build a new link road between North Anderson Drive and Auchmill Road to reduce the number of vehicles using the roundabout.
Mr Shand is keen for a group to be set up for residents, who have now been relocated, to share treasured memories of their former homes.
He said: “I was brought up in a fishing family and have so many good memories of Logie Avenue.
“There was a wee triangle of grass – it was the place where kids played, mothers sat out and everyone got together.
“It was a big community, not just a street.
“I would love for people to get together and tell stories about the place.
“I’ve heard of many others who think the reunion group could be a good idea.
“It was a magical place to live, and I’d be sad to see the memories forgotten.”
Ian Shand hopes, perhaps with help from the Aberdeen History Society, that a Logie Avenue reunion group could be set up.
Anyone interested can call 01224 467 121 for more information.