Peregrini officer reveals full extent of project's work

The Peregrini landscape partnership will end its three years of activity in a coastal area stretching from Holy Island and Cocklawburn to Budle Bay with some tremendous conservation, archaeological and biology projects completed.

Sunday, 21st May 2017, 8:12 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:03 pm
Holy Island Harbour.

The £1.8million scheme, backed by Heritage Lottery money, was described to Berwick Probus Club on Wednesday by one of its senior officers, David Suggett.

He said they were helping to make the area an even better place in which to live.

Paid officers have been supported all the way by enthusiastic volunteers.

Special projects and training schemes have been very successful.

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The old lifeboat house on Holy Island had been transformed into an interpretative centre, archaeological work had unearthed important findings, activities had been provided for local schools, the island’s pier had been raised by as much as a metre in places and the significant investment had been well used.

Three wardens had been appointed for nesting and survey work and war-time structures were being put back into use at Cocklawburn gun emplacement, Newtown (Budle) and Goswick.

A new project this spring has opened up gateways and seascapes at Cocklawburn and Budle Bay with a viewing platform to be built in a £220,000 scheme at the well-used lay-by near Waren Mill.

Willow structures, workshops, nature trails, art and an important heritage festival are all planned before the programme is concluded.