Park development unearths ancient find

Contractors working on a £90,000 wetlands project have unearthed a glacial rock believed to be thousands of years old buried under layers of silt.

The team in Seaton Park, Aberdeen, dug up the rock, believed to have been washed down during
the ice age, near a sports pitch area. The contractors will move the rock after the wetland is

Aberdeen City Council is leading the project in partnership with community group Friends of
Seaton Parks to enhance the natural biodiversity while encourage greater community use.

The major programme of works aim to alleviate flooding problems and include the man-made wetland surrounded by natural plants and a wooden viewing point.

Work includes digging out the wetland, repairing drainage and adding paths, signs and plants but was stopped temporarily after a pair of swans nested. Completion is due at the end of July.

The new Seaton Park wetland project was inspired by the East Tullos Burn environment improvements project at St Fittick’s Park.

Flooding was alleviated with the inclusion of wetlands to manage water levels from the burn in a project that improved access and increased biodiversity.

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