Tours highlight North-east wildlife and scenery

SPECIAL tours have been organised to highlight the North-east’s wealth of wildlife and coastal scenery - and give a boost to the area’s new development and residential corridor.

Tours spanning the length of the 30-mile corridor, stretching from Bridge of Don to Peterhead, have been provided for guides, visitor advisors and local B&B operators to enable them to point people to the right areas which will allow them to enjoy the stunning natural sights.

The visits were organised as part of the Energetica project by East Grampian Coastal Partnership and funded by Aberdeenshire Council. Locations included Loch of Strathbeg, the mouth of the River Ythan, Fowlsheugh and Aberdeen harbour.

Sara Budge, Energetica project director said: “These trips are important in enabling us to better promote Energetica as a top-class destination.

“The area boasts not only great beauty and wildlife but is also excellent for hillwalking, history, golfing and fishing. The business proposition for Energetica is enhanced by the unique quality of life environment it offers.

“It is important in helping to make the North-east a highly attractive location in which to live, work and invest.”