Woodland landmark comes full circle
20 October 2011
It was Ground Force Langlees/Bainsford as local residents teamed
up to renovate the Celtic Circle in the Abbotshaugh woodland.
Working with artist Jephson Robb, who's designing the Sentinel
planned for the woodland as part of the Helix project, the
residents braved wind and rain as they worked steadfastly over two
days to restore the circle to its former glory.
This included removing and replacing damaged woodwork before
adding a fresh coat of paint.
Plans to bring the 11-year-old Circle back to life were devised
during recent Helix-led community conversations about the
landscaping of the Abbotshaugh woodland.
Here's what some of the residents had to say.
Mark Cameron: "A great day was had by all."
Tracy Hendry: " A good show of community spirit."
Margaret Hendry: "Three generations of family all joined in to
restore the Circle back to what we did originally."
Graham Keltie: " A good enjoyable day had by all, lots of
Michael Burke: "I had a brilliant day. I took lots of photos of
people getting involved and doing their bit."
Wilma Barlow: "There was lots of hard work and lots of fun. It's
nice to see the Circle looking good again. I hope the community
appreciate it and use it often."
Will Ferguson-Smith from BTCV, who helped with the restoration,
said: "It was a great weekend - an awful lot was achieved. Both
myself and my volunteer officer were made to feel so welcome and
part of the group. It's fantastic to be involved in a project where
the community takes the ownership of their local area so