Dunbar quarry site set to be valuable wildlife habitat
A landmark agreement on the future management of a quarry near Dunbar is set to turn the site into one of East Lothian’s most important wildlife areas.
The area at the local cement works will be developed into a nature reserve after a new memorandum of understanding was signed last Thursday by Lafarge Tarmac, which owns the site, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland.
This sets out how the north west quarry will be transformed in the coming years to support safe public access and attract a wide variety of wildlife.
Nigel Blair, manager at the cement works, said he was delighted RSPB Scotland was advising the company on the future management of the site – now known as White Sands Quarry among local birdwatchers – and was looking forward to it becoming a valuable asset to the local area in the future.
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