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Youngsters bury time capsule at Berriedale road project


By Staff Reporter- NOSN


Pupils at the site of the Berriedale road project.
Pupils at the site of the Berriedale road project.

PHOTOS, hand-drawn pictures, fact files and even a copy of the John O'Groat Journal have been buried at the site of the new road at Berriedale.

Dunbeath Primary School and ELC (Early Learning and Childcare Centre) was asked by contractor RJ McLeod to add items of significance from the area to a time capsule. Pupils and staff set about creating and gathering material, including information leaflets about Berriedale and Dunbeath, for the project.

And not only did they have the chance to put items into the capsule, they got to dig a hole and bury it when they made a trip to the site just before the festive break.

Head teacher Carol Grant said: "Dunbeath Primary and ELC would like to thank RJ McLeod for the wonderful opportunity, and for arranging the trip and allowing the staff and children to walk down what will be the new road."

The £9.6 million A9 upgrade involves removing the hairpin bend at Berriedale Braes. Transport Scotland says the project is scheduled for completion in spring 2020.

Children from Dunbeath primary burying the time capsule at Berriedale.
Children from Dunbeath primary burying the time capsule at Berriedale.


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