RM CONDOR was the scene of a very special event today (Wednesday), as marines and school children joined together to plant a seed for the future.
Around 250 trees, the first of some 51,000 planned saplings on the 95 acre site were carefully planted today by a group of local children and serving Royal Marines.
The Globe and Laurel Diamond Wood on the base is the result of a partnership between the Woodland Trust Scotland, RM Condor and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.
It is part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project, which aims to plant six million trees to celebrate The Queen’s reign and involve millions of people.
Angus Provost and Carnoustie councillor Mrs Helen Oswald visited the base and along with Major Jai Paterson, officer in command of Base Company RM Condor, and Carol Evans the Woodland Trust Scotland director, to ceremonially plant the first tree.
Major Paterson said: “In future years, the kids can come here and look at these trees they have planted today. A lot of these kids are the children of service personnel and this is a way for us to give back.”
Carol Evans added: “We think every child should have the opportunity to plant a tree, and if they stay in this area they’ll be able to watch that tree grow. It’s a legacy.”