Derek Mackay Tree Planting, Kelty, 5 February 2020Add to Lightbox Download
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Derek Mackay Tree Planting, 5 February 2020
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay visited Thornton Wood near Kelty in Fife ahead of publishing the Scottish Budget on Thursday 6 February.
Tackling the global climate emergency will be at the heart of this week’s Budget.
During the visit, Mr Mackay planted a tree as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to support forestry creation through planting 12,000 hectares of woodland this year. This will be supported by an additional £5 million investment.
The site is run by Forestry and Land Scotland, and is a former opencast mining site which is now being restored to forestry.
Pictured: Finance Secretary Derek Mackay with Forestry and Land Scotland worker James Hand
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