Landscape Partnership Open Evening
On Wednesday 25th February we held an open evening in the Richmond Memorial Hall in Tomintoul to share ideas and information about the Landscape Partnership Project, which we have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for. The evening was opened by Steve Smith, Chairman of the Development Trust who gave an overview of why it was so important for the community to get involved in the development and delivery of the project.
Hamish Trench, Chair of the Landscape Partnership Board then reviewed all the work that had been undertaken to date to get to this stage, it is an enormous credit to all involved and to those that have already committed funding to ensure the successful implementation of the development phase. Hamish then introduced each of the Project Leads who provided an overview on each of the individual projects that they are coordinating. This was very informative for everyone, demonstrating the breadth of opportunities to be involved in the projects from the outset. It was very encouraging to have so many volunteers sign up to be involved with specific projects on the night, however we would still encourage you to get in touch if you were unable to join us on Wednesday and are interested in being involved.
Marion McDonald has been appointed as the Development Officer and will start in post on Monday 2nd March, Marion will be based in Tomintoul so is looking forward to meeting as many individuals and businesses within the local community in the near future to discuss the projects and how you can get involved. The project will only be successful if the local community are involved throughout and embrace the huge opportunity that this project and investment brings to the area.
An information sheet that was provided to all attendee’s can be downloaded Here. This provides contact details for all project leads and we would encourage you to contact them directly, should you have any ideas and feedback or want to get involved in the development of a specific project.