6. Sep, 2017

Cutting the SSSI

It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again but here we are on 3 September making special cuts on our Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The 500m strip in-front of the houses facing on to the sea was designated a SSSI in the 1980s to protect a rare plant called the Greater Yellow Rattle. The plant has declined in recent years so Angus Environmental Trust funded a walking strimmer to enable residents to cut the dune grasses. In two to three weeks time we will colect the grasses and remove them from the site. All the work we do is planned in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage who have responsibility for ensuring that the site is managed in the most effective way possible.