Volunteer appeal launched for Ellon burn clean-up

Councillor Rob Merson, Bill Thomson and Bob Duncan in part of the Jubilee Garden at McDonald Park.
Councillor Rob Merson, Bill Thomson and Bob Duncan in part of the Jubilee Garden at McDonald Park.

An appeal has been made for volunteers for an event in Ellon this weekend.

Friends of McDonald Park are organising a clean-up of the park burn on Sunday.

It will take place near the Hospital Road small car park area at 10.30am.

Anouk Kahanov, one of the organisers, said everyone was welcome to help out.

People are being asked to take a litter picker along, together with gloves and wellies.

Black bin liners will be provided but volunteers are more than welcome to take their own.

Anouk added: “We are sure people would like to make a difference to McDonald Park and we would ask them to come along and clean out the burn.

“This is a community action, organised by Friends of McDonald Park, people from your own local community.

“Your help is needed and very much appreciated.”

The clean-up is the latest step in enhancing the park.

Earlier in the summer, the park’s Jubilee Garden was officially opened.

The community project involved developing and cultivating the former curtilage of Turnishaw Cottage. The garden incorporates a series of stonework dykes and copings in a woodland setting with areas of shrubs and trees, and a bed of wild flowers.