A bid to introduce a Countryside Ranger Service on a Midlothian country estate has secured a Scottish Natural Heritage grant.
The £65,000 funding, spread over three years, will allow the two recently appointed Rangers to set up the new service on the Penicuik Estate.
Sir Robert Clerk, whose family has owned the estate for more than 300 years, said: “We are very grateful to SNH for providing funding towards our new Ranger Service and look forward to the opportunities that it will bring for improving biodiversity, access and people’s enjoyment of the estate.”
The Ranger Service Visitor Centre will be based at the old Penicuik House following the six year programme of consolidation of the ruined building.
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