Bervie pupils launch CD made for ‘lost’ garden

A charity heritage CD, written and recorded by the P4 pupils of Bervie School, was formally launched at an event attended by Viscountess Arbuthnott..

Saturday, 31st May 2014, 11:30 am
From Left to right: Miss Madden Class Teacher , Margaret Wiseman Inverbervie RNLI, Viscountess Arbuthnott, Dave Ramsay, Linda Mowatt, Tom Campbell, Brighter Bervie group and the pupils of P4 Bervie school .

Pupils were engaged earlier this year in a major project restoring a “lost” garden in Inverbervie.

The pupils, in conjunction with the owners, James and Linda Mowatt, and a wide range of community groups, specialists and Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services support, recovered the garden from an overgrown hidden, area of ground.

It is now a colourful garden in the shape of an RNLI flag.

The garden was first created in 1974 by John (Jack) Gillanders, (Linda’s grandfather) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Inverbervie and District Lifeboat Guild.

A ceremony was held in March to celebrate the restoration of the garden.

For the ceremony the pupils of P4 had penned a song about the project and the RNLI and performed this at the launch event.

The song proved so popular, that parents and other community groups requested that a recording should be made.

The CD was launched by Viscountess Arbuthnott to a small invited audience of the key people involved in the project.

Dave Ramsay, project director, said “The enthusiasm of Miss Madden their class teacher, the senior staff of Bervie School and the P4 pupils proved to be such an enthusiastic group to work with, and this comes across in their recording and their project portfolio.”

The CD is available from Bervie School, Maggie Law Maritime Museum, or from Dave on (01569)750730