A bid to revamp a play area at a north-east beauty spot has been handed a funding boost.
The scheme to improve the play area at Aden Country Park, in Mintlaw, has been awarded £49,490.
The funds, awarded by WREN’S FCC Scottish Action Fund, will be used to buy new play equipment.
A wider redevelopment of the park is underway, and last year the Heritage Lottery Fund invested in the park restoration and redevelopment programme.
Councillor Norman Smith, chair of the Buchan Area Committee, said: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Aberdeenshire. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our children’s play area taking shape over the next few months.”
WREN is a not-for-profit business which awards grants for numerous projects, with funds donated by waste management firm FCC Environment.
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Sophie Cade, WREN grant manager, said: “We are always pleased to support community play projects – the popularity of Aden Country Park means the new play developments will benefit not only local families but those visiting from further afield too.”
The total cost of the children’s play area project will be £299,414 – this includes the cost of the equipment, alongside its installation and landscaping around the site.
It is hoped the new play area will be ready to use by August.
Renovation to the play area is only part of the plans for Aden country park, with a wider £2.13 million from the Heritage lottery Fund going to the Aden restoration and redevelopment project.