Planning & Development
The Moray Council
High Street, Elgin
Tel: 0300 123 4561
The Council is involved in a number of environmental projects. In addition, there are funding opportunities for organisations or groups to apply for. Details of the environmental improvement schemes are included here.
The Wards Wildlife Site is located in Elgin, south of the railway line, which separates Elgin from New Elgin. The Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust have designated the site as a non-statutory wildlife site. The site is an important habitat, notable for its size and for supporting a colony of Northern Marsh Orchid in an urban location. The wetland provides a habitat for many wetland birds including Snipe and Reed Bunting.
A management plan has been prepared and work installing an all abilities path and interpretation material has been completed.
For further information please contact Environmental Services 01343 557051 email@example.com
The Council are a partner organisation on the NELBAP which aims to produce, implement and monitor action plans for a range of important habitats and species throughout the North East of Scotland. The Local Biodiversity Action Plan is designed to fit into a national and international programme designed to enhance biodiversity globally. A steering group of representatives from a range of organisations overseas the project with the support of a range of local sub-groups.