We are so excited to finally see our drainage works get underway. This will provide the vital long-term foundations for our future play area and increase the amount of usable green-space for recreation.
The works include a drained area for the play equipment, an intercept drain around the main field and wide filter trench on the bottom field. This wide trench (swale) will filter the water and has enough volume to hold back storm water before it is slowly discharged into the underlying culvert (Kinellan Burn). This way we won't contribute flooding further down the glen. We will initially seed the swale with grass to stabilize its banks, and will add a diverse range of native pond plants along the wetter base to benefit pollinators and our local frogs, toads and newts.
Many thanks to our contractor James MacLean for doing such a neat and considerate job on such a difficult boggy site. And of course, than you to our funders; Highland Council (Town Centre Fund), EB Scotland and Foundation Scotland from the EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Strathpeffer Community Fund .