Recognition for Support of Wildlife Centre
Friday 27th July 2012
Clackmannanshire Council has been presented with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals society award in recognition of the local authority's support in bringing the National Wildlife Centre to Clackmannanshire.
Convenor of Clackmannanshire Council's Environment Committee, Councillor Donald Balsillie accepted the award on behalf of the Council today (Friday) at the new centre at Fishcross. The presentation was made by Stuart Earley, SSPCA Chief Executive .
The new centre opened at Fishcross in April following four years of work to bring the first national wildlife centre to the county.
The process included the Council selling the site at Fishcross to the charity and the planning procedures.
Councillor Donald Balsillie, said: "It is exciting for everyone that we have the first national wildlife centre in Scotland and we were delighted to work with the SSPCA throughout the course of this project. I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of the Council."
Stuart Earley, SSPCA Chief Executive said: "I thank Clackmannanshire Council for being willing and co-operative partners in facilitating this development. In our experience they are a shining example of how problems can be resolved and development enabled."
The new centre represents a £3.5 million investment in the area.