Open day entertains all
Tarmac’s Cloddach quarry was recently a site to behold - rare birds flying through the air, face painting and turning children into tigers!
Over 200 local residents attended the highly anticipated open day. Alongside a tasty hog roast and quizzes with fantastic prizes, they had a chance to see what actually goes on in the quarry and why quarries are in important part of our landscape.
Ronnie Towns, quarry manager, said: “I am really happy that the event was such a success and I hope we continue to hold more events like these so that we can get more involved in the community.
“We also showed off our biodiversity and sustainability work along with how the archaeological digs at Tarmac sites really help provide a valuable insight into how life in Scotland developed”.
Some lucky visitors got the chance to have a guided tour of the estate by minibus to visit the excavation area where technical manager Ian Arris showed off his sieve shaking tricks and the concrete cube crushing strength.
Also on display were a collection of quarry finds including a 2000 year old human skull. Visitors also had the opportunity to see the amazingly rare Slavonian Grebe who was attracted to the brand new ponds in the restored area of the quarry.
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29 September 2011