ONE OF THE YOUNGEST community councils in Moray has taken a unique route to establishing its identity within its local community by enlisting the help of local school pupils.
The Finderne Community Council, which serves communities to the east of Forres including Rafford, Dunphail, Logie, Burgie and Braemoray, has challenged P5 to P7 pupils at Logie Primary School to design a logo for the community council.
A spokesman said: “As a new Community Council we are keen to develop our role as a voice for the people of Finderne.
“This will take time to achieve and a key part of the aspiration is developing an identity for the Community Council. With this is mind we enlisted the help of the pupils at Logie Primary School to design a logo for the council.
“We rapidly decided that the designs were so good that it would be a shame to simply choose one as a winner – they were all winners!”
The community council has now passed all the logo designs to a professional and asked him to pull together elements from each to create a logo that truly represents their area.
The spokesman added: “We are now absolutely delighted to present the new logo for the Finderne Community Council.
“The logo reflects the beauty of the Finderne area with stunning woodlands and wildlife. Is that the River Divie, River Findhorn or perhaps the Den, Mosset or Rafford burn? You choose, we love them all!
“No doubting the imposing viaduct at Edinkillie with the Dava Way passing overhead providing wonderful opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
“Agriculture, forestry and tourism are inherent in the design, as they are in the economic health of the area. The provenance of the past is symbolised by the distillery pagoda and the future highlighted by the wind power turbine.
“Overall we believe the logo projects the spirit of Finderne – proud of its heritage, ambitious for its future.
“Our thanks to Jonnie Piper (son of Vice-Chair Chris) for developing the final logo and to the pupils of Logie Primary School for the wealth of ideas they gave us with their brilliant original designs.”