- Carys Mainprize
New Year and New Projects…
It’s been a busy end to 2017 at the Crichton Carbon Centre and the future looks to be even busier!
Our Refill D&G project, aiming to reduce the use of plastic water bottles across the region, is going from strength to strength with more than 50 businesses and organisations signing up to be Refill Stations. Download the app to see where you can fill up your water bottles for free.
Huge thanks to everyone who has signed up and those that have supported the project so enthusiastically. Watch this space to see how this project develops!
We are also delighted that the Galloway Glens project has been awarded £2.7 million in funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Congratulations to all those involved in the project so far. Particular thanks to McNabb Laurie and Karen Morley at D&G Council who have done a fabulous job developing the project and creating such an exciting scheme. The Crichton Carbon Centre is looking forward to running a peatland and Biosphere education project as part of Galloway Glens which you will hear more about over the coming months. Lots of opportunities to get involved coming up!
Meanwhile we have diggers on the ground as we speak, restoring valuable areas of peatland across the country. Keep an eye out for wide-tracked diggers heading home for Christmas on the back of lorries on your Christmas travels! Encouraging news in the Scottish Governments draft budget announcement for 2018-2019 which has allocated further funding to Peatland Action next year.
Here’s to a very exciting 2018!
Merry Christmas from the CCC team