Youth Legacy Ambassadors help out at Michaelswood to support Glasgow 2014

by Alastair Hamilton -

Four of Shetland's Young Scot Youth Legacy Ambassadors 2014 have helped plant 420 trees at Michaelswood in Aith.

The Shetland Youth Legacy Ambassadors are part of a national programme that works to promote the lasting benefits of the Glasgow 2014 Games. The tree planting is seen as one way of creating a sustainable legacy and, at the same time, engaging with local communities.

The Shetland Ambassadors worked with Ray and Betty Ferrie on the project. Ray Ferrie said: "This sort of project is exactly what Michaelswood is all about, and we are delighted when the woodland interacts with the community in this way. We had a fun day with lots of good banter and fresh air, and both the young folk and the woodland benefited from the event greatly."

Youth Legacy Ambassador Holly King said: "We were delighted to work with Michaelswood to promote the sustainable legacy theme of Glasgow 2014. We hope that lots of children and young people visit Michaelswood over the next couple of years and enjoy the new plantation."

A plaque made by Enviroglass, which recycles glass in Shetland, is being made to commemorate the planting. Trees were supplied by the Woodland Trust Scotland.

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