Projects boosted across Aberdeenshire

The New Aberdour, Tyrie and Pennan Community Council were boosted this week when councillors approved to allocate the remaining budget of £2,184.62 from the Community Council Project Grant to the group.

Whitehills and district Community Council also saw a cash boost as a result of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee meeting held on Tuesday, January 29, receiving £450 towards the cost of purchasing a series of flower planters for summer displays in the village’s Historic West End.

Meanwhile, the new Aberdour, Tyre and Pennan Community Council will receive three separate sums for projects in the villages.

£760 has been allocated to repair the surface of the Boyndlie Community Hall, Boyndlie, £240 has been allocated to assist with the repainting of dustbins and the main entrance sign at Pennan which have been deteriorated due to the sea air, and £729.60 has been allocated to provide new function tables for the Parish Hall to resume functions, in turn assisting with the income to maintain the hall itself.

At the area committee last October, councillors agreed to allocate over £1K to two projects within Banff and MacDuff and one project within Rosehearty from their earlier agreement, in June, that £3,380 be set aside for community council project grants, agreeing to contribute 80% towards the cost of a project, to a maximum of £1K.

Speaking at Tuesday’s area committee meeting, concerning the lack of Fraserburgh and district projects put forward, Councillor Ian Tait said it was “slightly disappointing” to not see a single ward three application.

He suggested that the area manager, Margaret-Jane Cardno, who will visit each community council to promote the scheme, visit Fraserburgh and district first in an attempt to drum up interest in applying for future