Invercairn cemetery on agenda for councillor

Cemetery Car Park.
Cemetery Car Park.

Fraserburgh and district Councillor Charles Buchan has this week put Invercairn’s cemetery on his agenda following investigating the site first-hand.

Councillor Buchan, who raised the issue at Monday’s Invercairn Community Council meeting said that he had made some progress in addressing the carp park at the resting place.

“It is part of the war-time airfield, and is partly surfaced by concrete from the original buildings,” Councillor Buchan told the Fraserburgh Herald.

He added: “After rain, water accumulates, resulting in pools of water many metres in extent sitting there as there is no drainage through the concrete.

“I measured one pool eight metres by two metres a few weeks ago.

“People attending funerals have to wade through this water, often over an inch deep.”

The councillor explained that, following discussions with Aberdeenshire Council’s landscape services, he had discovered that the Council does own the land there, and emergency work to address the flooding issues will take place before April, 2013.

“The concrete aprons will be broken up, resulting in improved drainage, and extra hardcore laid.

“A tarred surface is a possibility when money becomes available,” Councillor Buchan told the Fraserburgh Herald.