Telford lade gets tidied up
Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sat 24th January, to give part of the Telford Lade in Wick a thorough clean out.
Organised by The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers, the clean-up event proved very productive with a shopping trolley, children’s bike, two prams, some traffic cones and numerous other items fished out the lade. The amount of rubbish collected was a tremendous effort from all the volunteers.
This historic water course, located near Pulteney Distillery, was designed by the world famous engineer Thomas Telford.
Assisting the Countryside Rangers were Jenny Bruce and some folk from the Wick Paths project, who are looking to establish a historic walk along the lade.
Dieter Tuerlinckx, Highland Council’s East Caithness Countryside Ranger said: “It was a beautiful day and we were congratulated by numerous passers by, who thought it about time that someone dealt with the area. Hopefully people will respect our efforts, and help to keep the area tidy and safe for the children who walk along here every day, to attend nearby South School.”
Highland Council's Countryside Rangers are supported with grants from Scottish Natural Heritage. The role of the Rangers is to promote public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and to conserve wildlife and habitats.
Anyone interested in becoming a countryside volunteer in Caithness should please contact: Dieter Tuerlinckx, East Caithness Countryside Ranger, The Highland Council, Planning & Development Service, Bruce Buildings, Sinclair Terrace, Wick KW1 5AB Tel: 01955 607758
For further information please contact: Dieter Tuerlinckx, East Caithness Countryside Ranger, The Highland Council, Planning & Development Service, Bruce Buildings, Sinclair Terrace, Wick KW1 5AB Tel: 01955 607758 Mob: 07500 784123