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Amphibious weed-cutting machine helping to clear Sanquhar pond

Press release   •   Nov 24, 2019 10:00 GMT

A specialist weed-cutting machine is in operation at Sanquhar Pond in Forres to control aquatic plants.

An amphibious cutting machine is being used to cut back reeds, rushes and horsetail weeds, to improve the surrounding environment and allow aquatic life to return to the pond.

Moray Council has been working with a community group in the area, and this latest work is part of a five-year management plan agreed by councillors earlier this year, funded by the AS Murdoch Fishing Trust Fund, allocated for the maintenance of Sanquhar Pond.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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