Macphie donates to Jubilee coastal path vision - Macphie

Macphie’s chairman Alastair Macphie has announced that the company is donating £30,000 to support the development of a 30-mile coastal path in south Aberdeenshire as a legacy project to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Alastair – who is also Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Kincardineshire – shared the news on 19 May at the company headquarters in Glenbervie in collaboration with the Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Sandy Manson and Lord-Lieutenant for Banffshire Andrew Simpson.

Over 60 MPs, MSPs, representatives from community groups, volunteers and local landowners gathered to hear the news and develop a plan to progress this stretch of the coastal path from St. Cyrus to Cove. The section will connect with others beyond Cove, creating a 90-mile walking route along the Aberdeenshire coastline.

The five-figure donation will support funding for a  dedicated project officer who will be responsible for the development of this section of the trail and for creating sustainable strategies for ongoing promotion and management of the route.

“Using the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as the catalyst, we hope this project will leave a lasting legacy within our region and bring communities together,” said Alastair.

“The creation of the Platinum Jubilee Coastal Path from St Cyrus in Kincardineshire through Aberdeenshire and on to Cullen in Banffshire over the coming years will be a great asset for tourism and social capital.

“With further funding and dedicated resource, significant progress with this project can be made. Community groups have already developed numerous sections of the path which we now hope to link together as well as repair some areas from erosion.”