Housing developer helps to give nature a home in Aberdeen with community nestbox donations

23/02/2024

BARRATT Developments Scotland has donated handmade bird nestboxes to the local community, in celebration of National Nestbox Week. 

Nestboxes crafted by site teams at the housebuilder’s Countesswells development were gifted to Countesswells Primary School, Kingswells Care Home and Camphill School, while one box was given to a Barratt Homes resident. These carefully constructed homes for small birds aim to provide sanctuary for nesting and nurturing, helping the local bird population to flourish.  

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This initiative marked National Nestbox Week (14-21 February), a campaign aimed at encouraging the creation and installation of nestboxes to support declining bird populations.  

The boxes were given to organisations throughout the local area to provide a safe haven for nesting birds, while encouraging the community to spend more time outdoors, learn about and connect with nature.   

David Palmer, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland, remarked: “Putting up nestboxes in your garden is a fun and easy DIY project which may seem small but has a big impact in helping the nature on our doorsteps. We hope these boxes will provide a safe haven for small birds to help the population to thrive, and that the community will enjoy watching the arrival of their new feathered inhabitants.  

“At Barratt we recognise the importance of nurturing and preserving wildlife in the communities where we operate, and I’d like to thank the workers at our Countesswells development for taking the time to carefully craft these nestboxes.” 

Barratt Developments remains committed to sustainable practices and community partnerships, as it brings new quality housing to Countesswells at its DWH @ Countesswells and

King’s Gallop developments. Located just a 5-minute walk from Countesswells School, the developments include between them a mix of energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4 bed terraced, semi-detached and detached homes.  

For more information on DWH @ Countesswells click here or for King’s Gallop development click here, for more information and to view Barratt Developments’ homes in Scotland, click here.   

For more information about nestboxes, including what makes an effective nestbox and how to make your own, visit https://www.nestboxweek.com/

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