VOLUNTEERS looking after woodland in Dunbar have received a £6,000 cash boost.

Dunbar Community Woodland is managed by volunteers and enjoyed by much of the community.

The group was announced as one of Persimmon East Scotland’s Community Champions after applying for funding.

The money was used to transport two new containers, which Persimmon East Scotland donated, to the woodland.

The containers have since been put to use by Dunbar Community Woodland Group, storing various tools and toys for the variety of activities that the group runs for people to enjoy in the woodland.

Neil Parry, Persimmon East Scotland managing director, said: “We are delighted to support the Dunbar Community Woodland Group, ensuring that they can continue to protect, preserve and utilise the local woodland to the benefit of locals.

“We are determined to leave a lasting legacy in the areas we operate – supporting fantastic groups such as the Dunbar Community Woodland Group is a big part of that.”

To find out more about the funding scheme, visit the housebuilder’s website.