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Planning for Portgordon's future

Press Release   •   May 05, 2016 09:17 BST

People living in Portgordon are being invited to help map out the future of their village.

A group of local volunteers are working to bring about an innovative and inclusive planning project for the community.

And they are looking for input from people of all ages to create a vision of what Portgordon might look like in the years to come.

Supported by Moray Council and using a nationally recognised planning process called Planning for Real®, the volunteers are urging villagers to become involved by putting forward their ideas and suggestions which will inform an action plan for the community.

A large 3D scale model of Portgordon is being constructed and will be used as a visual aid to steer discussion about how the village could look by 2020 and beyond.

Throughout May and June, residents of all ages are being invited to the village hall to help create the scale model. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon and on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm.

With refreshments provided, children and adults will be encouraged to paint, stick and create model buildings to form the virtual planning map. Once complete and in order to make it accessible to everyone, the model will become mobile and will visit the school and community groups and local events.

Anyone who would like to take part in the project or who would like the model to visit their group once complete should e-mail portieplan@gmail.com

Progress on the creation of the model can also be tracked on the group’s Facebook page Portgordon Planning for Real®.


Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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