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Turfing begins on Cooper Park viewing area

Press release   •   Jun 30, 2015 12:50 BST

Work has begun on laying turf on a raised landform in Elgin’s Cooper Park created with surplus soil from the town’s flood alleviation scheme.

More than 10,000 tonnes of earth have been brought in by lorry over the past two weeks and shaped by heavy machinery into a 2 metre high viewing area.

It will provide a vantage point for spectators during events taking place in the park and for the nearby cricket pitch.

The raised area – close to Elgin library and Grant Lodge – is being laid with several hundred metres of turf and should be ready for use later in the summer when the grass is established.

The original idea for the viewing area came from Elgin Community Council and was subsequently endorsed by Moray councillors.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.