Centre plays role in Nest Box Week

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A Pitmedden centre will be playing its part in National Nest Box Week, which gets under way this Saturday.

Wood RecylAbility is a social enterprise company providing training for adults with learning disabilities.

They make various products from waste wood which comes from the offshore and construction industries.

The trainees build nest boxes in a variety of sizes as well as bird tables, bat boxes, squirrel feeders and an assortment of wildlife products.

For keen gardeners there are wooden planters in all shapes and sizes as well as three-tiered ones.

Some long, narrow boxes which have been used for sending pipes offshore, make ideal raised beds for tomatoes and strawberries in poly tunnels and greenhouses.

The centre is open from 9am–4pm on weekdays. It will hold an open day on Saturday, May 9.

Wood RecyclAbility provides employment in a realistic workshop environment for 40 adults with learning difficulties and minor physical disabilities.

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, and Moray councils pay for placements for trainees.

The centre processes around 2500 tonnes of wood each year.