Peterhead poised for regeneration push

THE Aberdeenshire town of Peterhead is to be subject of concerted efforts to regenerate it, following the appointment of a dedicated ‘project lead’.

The appointment has been made by the Scots regeneration agency, SURF, and the part-time position will involve working with ‘local partners’ in the development of a range of practical regeneration activity.

Linda Hendry took up the appointment on Monday. She is a former manager of local Business Improvement District, Rediscover Peterhead. From 2017-22, she worked in a range of relevant roles for Aberdeenshire Council, including as an area project officer, and has volunteer experience as chair of a community council.

Says SURF, here, the appointment (for two years) is part of an Alliance for Action programme, funded by the Scottish Government, which SURF manages.

It says: “The programme has been running since 2013 and is funded by the Scottish Government. It has supported local communities in diverse places including Dunoon (Argyll), Langholm (Dumfries & Galloway) and Govan (Glasgow), to progress their regeneration plans and aspirations into tangible improvements.”

It continues: “Following a number of consultation activities over the last few years, including those incorporated into [a] Peterhead Development Partnership Vision and Action Plan, SURF will support enhanced collaboration on locally-identified priorities, and strengthen links between Peterhead’s challenges and assets to wider regeneration policy and resources.”

Picture credit: SURF

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