Cooper Park viewing area takes another major step forward

Grass platform takes a step forward
Grass platform takes a step forward

A RAISED PLATFORM in Elgin’s Cooper Park took a major step forward this week when work began in laying turf over 10,000 tonnes of imported earth.

The platform sited alongside Elgin Library and Grant Lodge will see several hundred metres of turf laid on top of soil imported from the town’s flood alleviation scheme.

Lorries have been arriving for the last two weeks delivering the turf which has been shaped by heavy machinery to form the 2metre high viewing area. It is expected that the platform will become a vantage point for spectators during events in the park or for the nearby cricket pitch.

Turf is being used rather than seed to speed up the operation and allow it to be used by the end of this summer.

The original idea for the viewing area came from Elgin Community Council and was subsequently endorsed by Moray councillors.