Ranger service plans summer of events

The ranger service has several events planned throughout summer.
The ranger service has several events planned throughout summer.

Aberdeenshire Council’s ranger service has produced a fun-filled programme of events this summer to get families out and about and enjoying Aberdeenshire’s countrside and coast.

Minibeast Mayhem, Rocking Rockpools, Night Hunters and Flower Power are just some of the events on offer.

Many of the events are free to attend but need to be booked in advance. Guided walks of varying degrees of difficulty are on offer some of which dogs are welcome at.

Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service co-ordinator, Sarah Gosden, said: “We have some fantastic wildlife on our doorstep and we’ve developed a packed programme to get everyone out and about this summer. There is something for everyone to enjoy.”

A team of six rangers is based throughout Aberdeenshire to help residents and visitors explore and enjoy the area’s rich natural and cultural heritage as well as accompany school children on trips aiming to increase awareness and understanding of the outdoors.

Members of the team have also led Beachwatch events on Aberdeenshire beaches since the 1990s and have been involved in the Marine and Coastal Local Biodiversity Action group. Their findings were recently presented to Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee as part of a proposal to prohibit the mass release of balloons and Chinese lanterns on council-owned land.

Details of all the events can be found on the Ranger Service website www.bit.ly/rangerservice.