£10,000 boost for Auchterellon

A primary school in Ellon has been congratulated from Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond.

Auchterellon School received £10,000 from the Awards for All programme.

The money will be used to develop a field behind the school into an adventure playpark for the pupils and wider community.

Mr Salmond wrote to the school headteacher Morag McGowan to praise her and the staff on successfully achieving the funding application.

He said: “I am delighted that pupils at Auchterellon School will soon be able to enjoy a fantastic, new adventure playpark.

“This will no doubt be an excellent resource for the community and provide a safe place for children of all ages to go and have some fun.”

An Awards for All spokesman added: “We are always surprised at the difference a relatively small amount of money can make in communities across Scotland and wish all of these groups the best of luck for the future.”