New planters for bridge

Michael Rochon with one of the new planters adorning the walkway of the new Ladies Bridge.
Michael Rochon with one of the new planters adorning the walkway of the new Ladies Bridge.

Two new wooden planters, made from the wood of the previous Ladies Bridge, built in 1923, have been placed at the entrance to the new bridge in Cruden Bay.

The winter took its toll this year as the original planter at the entrance to the bridge fell apart due to frost damage.

However, the bridge now has two brand new planters made out of original larch wood, with the natural aged appearance being left unpainted to preserve the rustic appearance of the old bridge.

The planters have been filled with crocuses which are about to come into bloom over the Easter period.

The planters were made by Michael Rochon on behalf of Port Erroll Heritage Group and donated to the village.

Mr Rochan said: “This is an opportunity for our group to show how passionate we are about the village.

“Several generations have walked over the planks now used for the planters.”