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Friends of the Denburn

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The Friends of the Denburn is a local community group who work with the Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service to manage a stretch of the Denburn from Anderson Drive to Westholme Avenue.

The Friends have a committee of local people who meet about four times a year to discuss projects that they could deliver over the following months.

The Committee organise 'Action Days' about 5 times a year where local residents are invited to a Sunday afternoon session to help with practical jobs along their section of the burn. These can include litter picks, path surfacing work, cutting back path side vegetation, painting the two footbridges, maintenance of the woodland area the group planted in 2010 and other jobs that come up. These sessions are led by a member of the Countryside Ranger Service who also provide all the tools and equipment needed.

Denburn bridge painting At the Friends Annual General Meeting in April, the Committee invite a local speaker to talk about a subject relevant to the area. These have included talks on Rubislaw Quarry, the RSPB Red Kite Reintroduction project, the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel Project and even a talk on the Denburn and all the fascinating places it flows through and past.

If you are interested in joining in with any of the Action Days please contact the Friends of the Denburn Chairman Alastair McCulloch at or Aberdeen City Council Countryside Officer Ian Talboys at

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