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MPA Restoration and Biodiversity Awards 2013

 
 

Kettlestoun Mains Quarry

CEMEX UK/Central Scotland Forest Trust
Location: West Lothian

 
 

The Kettlestoun Mains Quarry entry from CEMEX UK involves restoration in two distinct stages. The site was worked for ten years until 2002 and was fully restored to the satisfaction of the planning authority a year later.

Basic grazing land had been transformed into an aquatic and wooded landscape with the benefit of over 36,000 new trees. But then, in 2011, the company was approached by the Central Scotland Forest Trust which offered to work in partnership to boost the ecological and educational value of the site.

Funds were raised and in the months that followed a further 7,500 trees were added, wild flowers were planted by school children and interpretation boards installed. The site is now a real community asset.

 

 
 

'Realising the Potential...Progress and Partnership' – Biodiversity and The Mineral Products Association.

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