Exciting News from Westburn Development Trust!

Our Development Officer for Scotland, Sarah Pearce, has been catching up with members across the country to find out how they have been continuing with their heritage projects and adapting to the new situation. Westburn Development Trust, a community project in Aberdeen has been keeping busy during lockdown and now has a number of ways that you can join in!

Adam Simpson from the organisation said:

“After the wee bit of positive news from Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement: ‘outdoor leisure activities where physical distancing can be maintained will be allowed’ We are now looking it to continue with The Big Community Clean Up – the volunteer project to clear the build-up of leaves and shrubs surrounding the house.

We thought this would be a positive activity for the community to be involved in after lockdown. Westburn House sits within Westburn public park, visible to thousands but is visibly deteriorating. Westburn House excites the curiosity with the community and can be a real beacon of community spirit.”

To get involved with the Clean Up project, take a look at this blog on their website.

Other exciting news from the group includes:

  • Crowdfund Campaign Launched, with a target of £25,000, there are some fantastic rewards on offer for those who are able to financially support the project.
  • New Heras Fence Panels, to increase awareness of the project and inform people about the site.
  • Eric Auld Limited Edition Print Offer, beautiful prints by the late Aberdonian artist have been kindly donated by his family, in order to help the fundraising efforts for Westburn House.
  • The group also have a number of blossoming ideas on how to focus on ‘Arts supporting heritage’, a key part of their constitution, whilst raising money for the project, keep an eye on their blog to stay up to date.
  • Watch their brilliant video below to find out more!

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