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Almost £90,000 to be invested in Buchan projects including upgrading water sport facilities at Peterhead Lido

By Kirsty Brown

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Almost £90,000 is to be invested in projects across Buchan such as upgrading water sport facilities at Peterhead Lido and improving areas in Boddam.

Conservative MP for Banff and Buchan David Duguid said the funding from the Buchan Coastal Communities Commissioning Strategy had the potential to be transformational for the region.

The funding, allocated by Crown Estate Scotland, will go towards developing new active coastline travel routes, enhancing the coastal economy, upgrading community facilities and safeguarding coastal environmental projects.

One of the priority initiatives identified is upgrading water sport facilities at Peterhead Lido while making community-led facility improvements in Boddam.

The money would also be used for creating an active travel link between Collieburn in Peterhead, the town’s coastal promenade and the Formartine and Buchan Way.

Some of the allocation would also be used for surveys into a shared use path at Peterhead Links.

MP David Duguid said: “I’m delighted these priority projects have been identified which will bring benefits to communities across Buchan for years to come.

“Peterhead Lido is a focal point and a prized asset of Buchan and we must do everything we can to attract people to the area so it will be great to see these upgrades being made.

“Buchan is constantly expanding which is why creating active travel links between different developments is vital for communities.

“We also can’t forget about our smaller villages and I’m pleased Boddam has also been included in the improvement scheme.

“These improvements have the potential to be transformational for our area and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they have on our communities.”

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