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By Donald Turvill
Funding will help finish hill project

MOFFAT Community Woodlands have welcomed £7744 of fresh funding that will see the restoration of Gallow Hill completed early next year.

The charity has been awarded £7744 by the National Lottery Community Fund, which will pay for tree protection products and the hiring of a planting contractor.

Five years on from a successful application to the same fund which enabled the community-led group to assess the feasibility of the project, Gallow Hill’s restoration to broadleaf woodland will see completion thanks to the new grant.

A spokesman for MCW said: “This is fantastic news for the project as it will enable us to finish what we started nearly four years ago.

“Together with trees donated by Carbon Footprint Ltd and others, we will be able to get the last tree in the ground before March – mainly by contractor planting but also with the help of our wonderful volunteers”

Kate Still, Scotland chair of the National Lottery Community Fund, added: “I would like to congratulate Moffat Community Woodlands on their award which is testament to the incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers.”

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