Successful funding will boost community
Following Rothienorman Community Association's successful grant application through the Ventient Energy Gordonstown Windfarm Fyvie and Rothienorman Community Fund, members were pleased to receive the Rothienorman Community Resilience Tractor with a winterisation package from Harry Sleigh, chairman of the Fyvie, Monquitter And Rothienorman Community Council.
After securing the funding the group were supported by local businessman Mike Singer of Balgownie in sourcing the most suitable equipment to serve the needs of the Rothienorman community.
A formal presentation of the equipment took place recently in the village, with Association chairman Bryan Davidson and vice-chairman Brian Cormack meeting with Harry and Mike to thank them for their continued support of projects in the village.
Association chairman Bryan Davidson said: "Special thanks to Mike Singer of Balgownie for sourcing the suitable equipment to match our needs.
"We would like to add our special thanks to the late Iain Catto, Ventient Foundation Scotland representative, who was very supportive and helpful during the application process.
"We the Rothienorman Community Association feel with all the additional Council cut backs for winterisation, the compact tractor will be a great benefit to the whole community during the winter months and with future funding we hope to be able to maintain the grass verges and green spaces
around the village during the summer months”
Businessman Mike Singer said: “Balgownie Limited are very supportive of communities becoming more self resilient, and we were happy to help the Rothienorman Community Association with their plans”